Euroguss 2022 would have launched the year’s activities for the die-casting industry.
Now, the Euroguss that was originally scheduled for 18 to 20 January 2022 has been postponed because of a further dynamic upswing in Covid-19 infections, which may lead to changes in legislation affecting events at short notice. In close consultation and at the request of exhibitors, partners and industry associations, Nürnberg Messe has therefore decided to postpone Euroguss 2022 to 8 to 10 June 2022. Euroguss, the International Trade Fair for Die Casting Technology, Processes and Products, will then take place at the Exhibition Centre Nuremberg with its customary scope and no change in hall layout.
There is, however, still one highlight in the gap between now and June: On 18 January 2022, the European Die Casting Award will be presented, and will be live-streamed along with an industry talk with partners of interest from the die-casting community.
Euroguss at mid-year with significantly lower infection figures
“By postponing Euroguss 2022 we are taking on board the concerns of many exhibitors and industry participants with regard to holding an in-person event in January 2022,” says Christopher Boss, director Euroguss at Nürnberg Messe. “The political imponderables and the dynamic infection numbers in particular, and the resulting travel bans for many visitors raised doubts about whether it would be possible to meet exhibitor and visitor expectations. We therefore decided to hold Euroguss 2022 at a time in the summer when infection numbers in previous years have always been at a much lower level. We are looking forward to being able to welcome the international die-casting industry to Nuremberg in June.
Die-casting industry backs change of date
The sponsors and partners of Euroguss are backing the change of date. Hartmut Fischer, the chairman of the Association of German Die-Casting Foundries (VDD), is looking to the future: “Every second year, Euroguss is the event for the die-casting industry. Exhibitors and visitors alike have always been pleased to catch up and interact at Euroguss, and see the latest trends, including the wealth of information that the VDD’s Die Casting Conference has to offer. But the fourth wave of the Covid-19 pandemic would make it unreasonable to hold it again in the short term; we would have to be prepared to cancel at short notice based on government requirements. In the die-casting industry we need the interaction offered by Euroguss, and we are looking forward with optimism to gathering on the new dates in early June.”
Martin Lagler, director Product Management and Marketing at the Bühler AG, says: “Given the present circumstances I welcome the fact Euroguss is being postponed. The later date will offer the ideal conditions for the entire die-casting industry to interact in person, and for spontaneous meetings between various partners, customers and suppliers.”
The next Euroguss will be held in Nuremberg from 8 to 10 June 2022.