EPHJ Trade Show has confirmed that its 2020 edition will take place from 15-18 September this year.
Having been obliged to postpone its 2020 edition to September due to COVID-19, the show will take place this year in Geneva.
Alexandre Catton, director of the EPHJ Trade Show for the watchmaking, jewellery, and micro- and medical technologies sectors, said: “We have held widespread discussions over the past few weeks with numerous exhibitors to obtain as accurate picture as possible of the situation on the ground. We received the following feedback. Some of them believe that the situation is difficult and that the market trend, the persistent uncertainties and the potential fall in footfall mean that they should concentrate on other priorities. For others, the majority, the desire is a return to normality; for them, to be able to present their innovations and to meet clients and prospective customers at the Trade Show is a priority.”
At present, the vast majority of exhibitors have maintained their registration for the 2020 edition.
The organisers are fully aware that this edition will not have its customary configuration in terms of visitors and exhibitors, even if the current travel restrictions in place for certain major businesses will have much less impact on manufacturing businesses and companies established in Switzerland who are subject to fewer constraints in travelling to Geneva.
Catton added: “This decision has been taken based on the data currently available. Depending on how the health restrictions evolve between now and September and on the authorisations granted to the EPHJ Trade show, we will make adjustments and put in place the health and safety measures required.”