Due to flight restrictions impeding business travel to Vietnam, Messe Frankfurt has postponed Automechanika Ho Chi Minh City to 2021. It was originally rescheduled to take place from 20 to 22 August.
Restrictions that came in to force in March to prevent the spread of COVID-19 continue to affect international travel to Vietnam, and organisers say that as a result, logistical uncertainty has hampered planning for the event’s international contingent with less than two months remaining before the trade fair was scheduled to open.
“As a responsible trade fair organiser, we hold a commitment to our participants that extends beyond the fairground to also include safe and practical travel to the venue,” said Stephan Buurma, member of the Board of Management, Messe Frankfurt Group. “Given that this cannot be guaranteed, we have decided that deferring [Automechanika Ho Chi Minh City] to 2021 is the logical course of action. Supporting government authorities, associations and industry players have shown great enthusiasm for [the fair] to return stronger in 2021, when exhibitors will have more time to plan their travel arrangements and the business circumstances will be more stable.”
Automechanika Ho Chi Minh City 2021 will now take place from 30 June to 2 July at the Saigon Convention and Exhibition Center.