GENEVA - EDANA, organisers of the flagship INDEX exhibition have postponed this September's edition by a few weeks to October 19-22. The autumn show will also feature a brand new virtual platform, which will enable the over 14,000 exhibitors and visitors to interact directly if they so wish, extending the event’s reach both in terms of geography and applications,
The postponement follows the on-going travel restrictions and unforeseen delays in vaccination programs, compelling organisers to recognise that the lifting of the Swiss federal governmental restrictions regarding sizeable gatherings of people and a consequent return to normal business, may take a little longer than anticipated.
To ensure that INDEX 20 has every opportunity of taking place this year, the co-organisers, PALEXPO and EDANA, are confident that the new measures will guarantee the widest possible visibility and participation for all. "As a major international event in the nonwovens calendar, the Organisers feel they must take advantage of every possibility of maximising visitor attendance and ROI for exhibitors," EDANA said. "Delaying the event for an additional six weeks will increase the opportunities for a broader range of participants to attend INDEX 20 in person. Naturally, the strictest health protocols will be applied and rigorously observed at the event, to ensure the best conditions are in place for conducting business safely."
The comprehensive virtual platform is described as an exciting digital tool that will enable exhibitors and visitors to interact directly if they so wish, extend the event’s reach both in terms of geography and applications, and provide live and on-demand product content and information. A data-driven matchmaking facility will assist participants in contacting and networking with like-minded attendees in their particular sector.