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Wire & Cable Guangzhou 2020 postponed

6 May 2020

Following the guidance put forward by the Chinese Government to prevent and control the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak, the 12th Wire & Cable Guangzhou, originally scheduled to be held from 27 – 29 May 2020 at the China Import and Export Fair Complex, Guangzhou, China, will be postponed.

Earlier, the State Council issued a set of guidelines about prevention and control measures to combat the spread of COVID-19. It clearly stated that large-scale events and gatherings should be temporarily suspended. Adhering to government guidance, the organisers of Wire & Cable Guangzhou have regrettably decided to postpone the 12th edition of the fair. The new dates will be announced in due course.

Mr Emeka Hu, General Manager of Guangzhou Guangya Messe Frankfurt Co Ltd, commented: “To support the government’s strategies in controlling the outbreak and safeguard the safety of show’s participants, we believe postponing the event is the most responsible course of action at this time. Besides safety concerns, we also have to take into account planning practicalities. Due to the ongoing global pandemic, many countries have implemented border restrictions, which would have impacted business’ travel for many of our participants. In such challenging times, we want to thank all of our stakeholders for their understanding and continued support. Going forward, we will focus our efforts on making the postponed event even better. We look forward to bringing the industry together again soon.”

Since its inaugural edition in 2009, Wire & Cable Guangzhou has been committed to facilitate industry development with a particular focus on electrical power. Exhibitors include manufacturers and solution providers for cable and wire, testing instruments and smart grids. During its 11 year run, the fair fosters industry networks by bringing the likes of international and domestic power transmission and distribution companies together.

The 2019 exhibition attracted 220 exhibitors and 26,410 professional buyers from 41 countries and regions. The business interests of the fair’s participants span a number of industries, including power engineering, construction, telecommunication, petrochemicals, security and lighting.  

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* preliminary figures 2019