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SPACE 2020 cancelled due to COVID-19

Wednesday, May 6, 2020

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic and the resulting crisis, SPACE 2020, which was scheduled for September 15 - 18 at the Rennes Exhibition Center, France will not go forward as planned.

“Given the uncertain situation and the state of health emergency that has now been extended for several more months, we believed it was important to take this decision earlier than initially intended,” the organization said. “The infection control measures will most likely still be required in September and it would be nearly impossible to strictly comply with these measures at SPACE, due to the large numbers of people at the Expo. It would be extremely difficult to achieve physical distancing at the stands, in queues, conference areas, restaurants and receptions.”

Every year, SPACE brings together more than 1,400 exhibitors, a third of whom are international, and more than 100,000 visitors, including more than 14,000 from 120 different countries. International participants will be unable to attend due to the worldwide travel restrictions which are in place until further notice.

“Our Expo also provides considerable economic benefits for our region. The economic impact calculator of UNIMEV (French meeting industry council) estimates that SPACE generates €91 million in the local economic activity,” the management team said.

The next SPACE will be held on September 14 – 17, 2021 at the Rennes Exhibition Center in France. For more information, visit space.fr.

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