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Light + Building delayed due to coronavirus

27th March 2020
Alex Lynn

The expert forum for the battery industry will take place at the same time as Light + Building, the trade fair for light and building technology, from 28th September to 10th October 2020 in the Congress Center and Hall 6.0 on the grounds of the Messe Frankfurt.

Over the years, the Battery Experts Forum has become the core event for the entire industry, and has grown its exhibition area in size due to high demand. Over 5,000 attendees are expected, as well as almost 200 international exhibitors.

Due to the coronavirus, the leading Light + Building exhibition will be delayed to the last week of September, and will take place at the same time as the Battery Experts Forum. For the first time, attendees with a valid ticket to one event will be able to attend the other free of charge.

“We have tracked the situation surrounding the coronavirus carefully, and have decided it requires that Light + Building be delayed. We look forward to making our contribution by holding it at the same time as the 2020 Battery Experts Forum. Having the two events at the same time will create unique synergies. Energy storage and mobile battery solutions are important topics at both events, and they will complement one another well,” added BMZ Marketing Manager and PR Spokesman Christian Adamczyk.

Holding the Battery Experts Forum at the end of September will pay off, since many exhibitions during the first half of the year have been canceled, including many professional events for the battery market. Companies are looking for options for attending forums and exhibitions in 2020.

The event location for the 2020 Battery Experts Forum has been moved because of its combination with Light + Building. The forum will now be held in the Congress Center, and exhibitions will be in adjacent Hall 6.0, where the Mobility Action Area will also be placed. The entrance to the Battery Experts Forum will be located in an exclusive area of the Congress Center, while Hall 6.0 will offer direct access to Light + Building.

Reservations during the first half of the year resulted in an increase in participants and exhibitors for the event organizer, the BMZ Group - a manufacturer of Li-ion battery systems. The exhibition space has been enlarged to respond to this added demand. Further growth is already expected for 2021, and organizers are also reviewing options for holding the Battery Experts Forum in the USA for the first time.

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