The organizers of 3D printing conference Formnext have moved the event, taking place from 10 November 2020, online.

Formnext 2020 was previously planned as a hybrid trade fair with the on-site event at the Frankfurt exhibition grounds plus a digital add-on component, Mesago Messe Frankfurt said.

‘The current rise of the Covid-19 infection figures in Germany, Europe and around the world have led to increasing uncertainty among exhibitors and visitors,’ said Petra Haarburger, president. ‘Together with the renewed tightening of official and in-house travel restrictions, this will no longer allow the otherwise highly international Formnext to be carried out in the accustomed quality.’

The retitled Formnext Connect will reportedly include a range of digital services including exhibitor presentations, intelligent matchmaking, live streaming and on-demand program content, webinars and appointments for online meetings with exhibitors.

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