The international trade fair expo PetroTrans, which was to take place this year in conjunction with expo GasTrans, is being postponed due to the worldwide spread of Covid-19. The event will not take place as planned from October 1 to 3, 2020, but in autumn 2022.
The decision to postpone the trade fair did not come lightly to the organizers, but was inevitable from the perspective of the event organizers. In the Federal State of Hessen, major events are generally prohibited until August 31, 2020. The relevant regulation is likely to be extended. In any event, the trade fair would have taken place only under strict conditions regarding the number of participants. Production stoppages and interrupted supply chains have made it very difficult to provide high-quality exhibits. In addition, many participants and trade visitors from more than 50 countries would not be able to participate in the current and expected circumstances due to reduced travel possibilities or willingness to travel. Therefore, the high quantitative and qualitative requirements for the event could not have been met in 2020. Furthermore, this early decision to postpone the trade fair is intended to minimise the economic burden for the participating companies and to avoid unnecessary costs for exhibitors and service providers. The organizers would like to thank the exhibitor committee for its constructive dialogue, in which the perspective of expo PetroTrans was always in view.
The 9th expo PetroTrans / expo GasTrans will take place in the usual two-year cycle in autumn 2022 at the Kassel trade fair.