Earlier this month we reported that Europe’s IWA OutdoorClassics trade show had been rescheduled due to the ongoing Coronavirus pandemic. IWA was originally postponed until September 2020, but was subsequently cancelled and is now scheduled to be held in next March.
Enforce Tac, which focuses on Law Enforcement, Security and Tactical Solutions, traditionally takes place just before IWA OutdoorClassics, which next year will run from 12 to 15 March 2021. It has now been confirmed that Enforce Tac and U.T.SEC (a summit for Unmanned Technologies & Security) will take place on 10 and 11 March.
Against the background of the ongoing corona pandemic and its global repercussions, NürnbergMesse has now also decided not to hold Enforce Tac and U.T.SEC in September 2020. The industry is facing hitherto unknown challenges, including declining sales and production stops, as a result of public health measures and the associated economic situation. At the same time, trade fair participants in many places are finding it difficult to plan and prepare their involvement in events due to business activity being curtailed by official order as well as international travel restrictions.
“We would like to take this opportunity to thank the many representatives of the sector for the frank and constructive discussions we have had with them in recent days. These exchanges were very helpful to us in making our decision. Our objective with Enforce Tac and U.T.SEC, like all our other events, is to create a special experience for exhibitors and visitors that helps them to establish and develop business relationships in a number of different ways. Unfortunately, the impact of the corona crisis means that we cannot do this to our usual high quality standard,” says Thomas Preutenborbeck from the NürnbergMesse management board.
Save the date: Enforce Tac and U.T.SEC in March 2021
The next Enforce Tac and U.T.SEC will take place from 10 to 11 March 2021, marking a return to the event’s usual springtime schedule in the run-up to the IWA OutdoorClassics. “This also accommodates the preferences of many exhibitors and visitors and will allow the synergies of these three high-calibre trade fairs to be exploited once again. After this crisis is over, the need for information and dialogue will be greater than ever,” says Frank Venjakob, Exhibition Director Enforce Tac and U.T.SEC. “This is why we are now looking to the future and setting the course for next year.”
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