Organizers for Labelexpo Southeast Asia 2020 and SEMICON Southeast Asia 2020 have both announced postponements as a result of concerns related to COVID-19. Due to take place at Bangkok’s International Trade and Exhibition Center (BITEC) from May 7-9, Labelexpo Southeast Asia 2020 will now be held September 10-12, 2020.
“We have taken the difficult decision to postpone Labelexpo Southeast Asia 2020 in May due to coronavirus/COVID-19,” said Lisa Milburn, managing director of Labelexpo Global Series. “This is an unprecedented situation, and given the vast amount of preparation that goes into our shows, not a decision we have taken lightly. However, the health and safety of our exhibitors, visitors and staff is our top priority, and working on the advice of our local partners and BITEC, we feel the best course of action is to postpone the show until September.
“We have been continuously monitoring the situation in Thailand and the wider Southeast Asia region, and are following all local government advice, as well as that of the World Health Organization. We thank all our exhibitors and partners for their understanding at this difficult time, and look forward to working with them on the rescheduled show. All other Labelexpo shows in 2020 are currently scheduled to go ahead as planned.”
SEMICON Southeast Asia 2020, originally scheduled for May 12-14, has been moved to August 11-13. The venue will remain the Malaysia International Trade and Exhibition Centre (MITEC).
“After close consultation with our stakeholders, which include partners, exhibitors, industry peers and the general community, we have made the necessary decision to postpone SEMICON Southeast Asia 2020,” said Bee Bee Ng, president of SEMI Southeast Asia. “We want to ensure that SEMICON Southeast Asia 2020 achieves its primary objective of forming connections and collaborations for exhibitors and visitors, both regionally and globally. It remains our mission and commitment to make the show highly successful and impactful.”
“While it is genuinely disappointing to postpone eagerly anticipated events, SEMI has always made the health and safety of our members, exhibitors, guests and employees our top priority,” said Ajit Manocha, president and CEO of SEMI. “We are very appreciative of the continued support of our stakeholders and are committed to working on behalf of the industry to facilitate business connections and accelerate innovation during this challenging time.”