JEC World, previously put off until May, has been further postponed until 2021, its organizers say.

‘During this unprecedented global health crisis, our thoughts go to the victims of the COVID-19 and all those fighting the disease, the businesses, and communities struggling in these difficult times, JEC said in a press release. ‘The coronavirus pandemic impacting our world in unforeseen ways and the situation changing daily, the extension of the containment throughout Europe and the travel restrictions being reinforced all over the world, make it impossible to hold JEC World as planned, from May 12 to 14, 2020.’

This follows a survey of JEC World exhibitors where 87.9% of the respondents were in favor of holding the next event from 9 to 11 March 2021. ‘Even if all required preparations have been done by our teams, the COVID-19 situation with travel restrictions, containment measures and the clear preference of our exhibitors for holding the next session on March 2021, are justifying this decision,’ the organizers added.

This story uses material from JEC World, with editorial changes made by Materials Today. The views expressed in this article do not necessarily represent those of Elsevier.