Trade fair for sheet-metal forming machine tools Lamiera postponed to May 2021
Italy — The international exhibition focused on the industry of sheet-metal forming machine tools and innovative technologies related to the sector, Lamiera, scheduled to take place at fieramilano Rho from 26 to 29 May 2021, has been officially postponed for one year. The new date of the event promoted by Ucimu-Sistemi Per Produrre and organised by CEU-Centro Esposizioni Ucimu is set for 25 to 28 May 2022.
In consideration of the protracted stop to exhibition activities and the extension of mobility restrictions and other types of limitations, set forth in the new Decree of the President of the Italian Council of Ministers (dated 2 March), the organisers, urged also by the exhibitors, have decided to reschedule Lamiera for 2022.
In addition to the objective difficulties linked to the event taking place in such a circumstance, the current situation does not enable both the exhibition secretariat office and the exhibitors to carry out the normal, necessary planning and organisation activities for the trade show, the organizers announced. In particular, long in advance, exhibitors should define their exhibit stand and organize their transfer of machines and plants also with exceptional transport services. “Lamiera is an exhibition of state-of-the-art technologies and heavy machinery — stated Alfredo Mariotti, general manager of Ucimu-Sistemi Per Produrre — It is not thinkable, in this context, to keep our exhibitors still waiting, who, among other things, have shown great courage in sending their applications to exhibit at this trade show. We worked a lot over the last months, paying attention to the needs of the enterprises and, at the same time, speaking with the relevant authorities. We have intensified promotion, as required in this situation, and we have postponed all deadlines as much as possible to the benefit of exhibitors. However, as things are, the necessary time for an appropriate organisation of an event of such importance can no longer be guaranteed”.
According to Barbara Colombo, president of Ucimu-Sistemi Per Produrre, the decision to reschedule and postpone Lamiera until May 2022 had been taken with a great sense of responsibility. Actually, it was clear that the next two months would be difficult due to the ongoing development of pandemic, which showed more worrisome features in this surge than in the past, she added. For this reason, the dicision was made to postpone the exhibition.
This said, the manufacturers of the sector do not anyway remain without exhibitions, because in the current year, there will be Emo Milano 2021, the world travelling event dedicated to the operators of the manufacturing industry — which will be held again in Italy after five years and after the success of the past edition — taking place at fieramilano Rho from 4 to 9 October 2021.