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MAY (1) 2020
AAAMSA Group News Desk
One of AAAMSA’s primary means of staying in touch with members and our large circle of interested contacts across the architectural, building and construction industries has traditionally been through our publication “Architect & Specificator”.
However, the internet and Covid-19 has radically changed how readers access information and will continue to do so. As such, AAAMSA and Promech Publishing have taken the decision not to produce a print publication but rather we will stay in touch with our readership and the industry at large through a twice-monthly newsletter.
Our publishers continue to run the newsletter independently, so the newsletter is the perfect vehicle to ensure that everybody gets a fair shake at disseminating their information.
The added benefit is that we go from an alternate monthly, up fourfold to news ‘hot off the press’ benefiting all readers, AAAMSA members and advertisers.
I would like to take this opportunity to thank you for your support in the print arena and look forward to many digital years ahead.
Johan Heyneke
Executive Director : AAAMSA

For exhibitors the many uncertainties still associated with glasstec 2020 and the potentially unreasonable risk in view of the required time that needs to be set aside for planning and the associated investment, have meant that the fair is being postponed to next year.

The effects of the Coronavirus have certainoy impacted glasstec 2020, which will be postponed to 15 to 18 June 2021. In view of the continued uncertainties in terms of travel restrictions and quarantine provisions in the core target markets Messe Düsseldorf has opted in favour of these new dates. The world's No.1 trade fair for the glass industry was originally planned to take place from 20 to 23 October.

Messe Düsseldorf is already hard at work to offer digital service formats for 2020 with the aim of bringing customers and exhibitors together and digitally.

"The economic crisis caused by the Corona pandemic has hit the glass industry and its machinery and equipment manufacturers hard. Many companies have been forced to switch to crisis mode and put all investments ,including trade fair participations, aside to mitigate possible negative economic impacts. Potential travel restrictions and the protection of visitors' and exhibitors' health will have an impact on visitor numbers.

"glasstec has been and will be the most important global event for the glass industry, mechanical engineering and skilled crafts; and since it should continue to be that way, we decided to postpone", says Egbert Wenninger, Chairman of the glasstec advisory board and Chairman of VDMA's Glass Technology Forum.

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