The tv and media news here in the UK can be sadly somewhat repetitive and sadly spun out of control in some cases; however there is a genuine message around infection control and like any viral outbreak it is something to be taken seriously to help protect everyone. Obviously the upcoming trade shows now pose a conundrum from attendees meeting up with people from all around the globe who plan to fly in.
At the moment VFC (see their facebook post) and Guay Guay (see their news page) have announced that they are pulling out from IWA for the obvious reasons that the health and wellbeing of everyone comes first.
VegaForceCompany will not attend the 2020 IWA exhibition”
As you are aware, there is a new novel coronavirus (Wuhan pneumonia) spreading throughout mainland China and the rest of the world,.
Although there is only very isolated infection in Taiwan at this time (and none within our company) we of course still want to take the lessons of past flu outbreaks to heart: We want to take the side of caution as an organization for our employees, follow best health practices, and avoid crowded places in the near future.
For protect all of our customer and friend’s safety and health, reduce the risk of virus infection internally VFC has decided to cancel our presence the IWA exhibition in March 2020. This also includes any scheduled meetings during the show that we have already confirmed.
It is a difficult decision to make to not be unable to meet with our customers and friends this year, however, VFC will find another opportunity to display 2020 new products as the year continues.
Once again, VFC apologizes for any inconvenience, and thanks you for your kind understanding.
Also look forward to seeing you all in 2021 IWA exhibitions.