As pandemic restrictions begin to release throughout Europe, the organisers of Munich-based ‘Gemworld’ have confirmed plans to take place at the scheduled time.
The gem and jewellery show is continuing preparations to take place October 30 – November 1 at the Munich Trade Fair Center.
Christoph Keilmann, managing director of Gemworld Munich, shares: “We feel a strong demand from our exhibitors to take part in the show and to get in direct contact with their clients again after this long shutdown. Our intention is to provide a platform where exactly this can happen: personal contact and exchange with fellow manufacturers, wholesalers or retailers.
Given the uncertain economic outlook and also slow sales in past months, nobody can predict how business will be going during the show but show organisers say that is not a main reason for participation
The managing director continues: “It is an extraordinary year and an extraordinary situation for all of us. Psychology is highly important – to reassure oneself and others, that you are still in the market is not to underestimate. A physical presentation at the show is much more of a statement than the classic ‘we are here for you’ email we all received in past month.”
Technically, Gemworld Munich is well prepared as it is taking place in one of the most modern trade fair centers in Europe.
“Together with the Munich Trade Fair Company we have setup a hygiene and distance concept for our show including one-way-aisles, visitor registration and capacity caps as well as special booth construction requirements for our exhibitors,” reveal the organisers.
In terms of travel, Germany is going to open it’s borders by June 15 and also international flights are extended from month to month.
Even though show organisers are positive about Gemworld Munich 2020, visitors should be prepared to it looking different from past years. Keilmann explains: “In order to give our exhibitors more time for their decision about a participation, we extended the application period until June 30. This means we will have much less time for the planning and together with hygiene requirements we therefore need to standardise booth types and give up surface-intensive additional services like special exhibitions.
“Our focus is to make Gemworld happen as a business platform under the given conditions. I am confident, that flexibility and creativity will bring us all well through this demanding situation.“
Further information about the show, registration requirements or travel and accommodation can be found at www.gemworldmunich.com.
Gemworld Munich, Munnich Trade Fair Center, Germany, October 30th – November 1st, 2020