Messe Frankfurt has announced that the Automechanika Ho Chi Minh City (AMHCMC) and Auto Maintenance and Repair (AMR) have been postponed in the wake of the recent coronavirus outbreak. Both shows were originally scheduled from 5 to 7 March 2020 in Ho Chi Minh City and 15 to 18 March 2020 in Beijing respectively. New dates are yet to be announced.
On 30 January 2020, the World Health Organization (WHO) announced that it had declared the recent novel coronavirus outbreak a Public Health Emergency of International Concern. The assessment signifies that the spread of the virus has become a public health risk, with the WHO calling for greater international collaboration on disease control.
Following this, Vietnam’s Prime Minister, Nguyen Xuan Phuc, urged the public to suspend non-essential crowd gatherings, while in Beijing, the municipality had already declared the highest level of public health emergency on 24 January 2020. Beijing started to carry out a series of disease prevention and control measures, advising citizens to avoid going to crowded places or taking part in public activities.
With these measures in place in the fairs’ two host cities, Messe Frankfurt said it had decided to reschedule AMHCMC and AMR. Updated show dates will be announced in the near future.
“As a responsible player in the global trade fair industry, Messe Frankfurt is committed to delivering a safe environment for business exchange across all of our trade shows,” said Stephan Buurma, Member of the Board of Management of Messe Frankfurt Group. “Accordingly, the health of fairgoers, contractors and staff is our top priority, and we actively support local governments’ actions to prevent the spread of the virus.”
For questions related to AMR, contact Messe Frankfurt Traders-Link (Beijing) Co Ltd at +86 10 8472 8428, or email [email protected]. The show’s website is at www.amr-china.cn and features the latest information.