Trade events, trade shows, and congresses are still not possible. Traveling is, if at all, only possible under difficult conditions. All in all, the time is not yet right for a successful trade event. That’s why we will postpone the Aerosol & Metal Packaging Technology Forum, which was supposed to take place on May 25 & 26, 2021 in New York until October 12 & 13, 2021! Of course we are very sad about this decision, but we're looking forward to the new date, which has been fixed and confirmed, when we will be able to offer you an alternative.
While the pandemic is still ongoing in some countries in Europe, there are glimmers of hope on the North American market. Travel within the USA is increasing again. Gradually, life is returning to normal. Nevertheless, Travel to the USA is still not possible, and thus organization of the forum in New York is not possible.
When AMPAT was announced last year, nearly 50% of the exhibition spaces were sold in a very short time. We thank you very much for this. Of the approximately 1500 trade attendees who were expected, about 35% registered in the first days after the announcement. We're also proud of this! After more than a year, our industry is longing for such an event! Despite the digital possibilities today, clearly the desire for personal exchange and encounters is stronger than ever before! We are optimistic that we will be able to offer you a successful trade event before the year is out. We look forward to greeting you in New York in October, as an exhibitor and/or attendee!
Detlev Melcher Ben Kuplien