The world’s leading trade fair for joining, cutting and surfacing will return to Messe Essen in September 2023, organisers confirmed today (25th March).

Due to lack of planning certainty and international travel restrictions, the event will no longer take place in 2021 and instead will return in 2023.

Explaining the decision Oliver Kuhrt, Managing Director of Messe Essen, said,” Schweissen & Schneiden gathers trade visitors from over 120 countries. In view of the current travel restrictions, we will not be able to live up to the claim of a leading world trade fair this year.”

“Added to this is the lead time of several months for our exhibitors, who present complex high-tech plants on elaborately designed trade fair stands. At present, we cannot offer our customers the necessary planning security.”

“With the new trade fair date in 2023, we are fulfilling the industry’s justified expectations of a world-leading trade fair worthy of the name.”

Johannes Ried, Managing Director Microstep Europa GmbH, welcomes the decision to cancel the trade show and appreciates the new date in 2023, “As one of the world’s leading manufacturers of CNC-controlled cutting systems Schweissen & Schneiden is an absolute must-attend event for us.”

“We place great expectations in the trade fair, which have always been more than fulfilled up to now. For this reason, we welcome the new date in 2023, when the conditions for a world-leading trade fair of this format are once again in place.”