SPS 2021 has been cancelled
SPS 2021 has been cancelled and will no longer offer a hybrid model (in-person and online) approach to its Smart Production Solutions conference, due to Germany's COVID-related restrictions.
While the Nuremberg-based event would have run from the 23rd to the 25th of November 2021, Germany's response to its rising COVID infections has led the country into further restrictions. This means that 2021's would-be SPS (Smart Production Solutions) conference, which usually focuses yearly on cutting-edge approaches (such as smart sensing) to manufacturing and other areas of industry, will be neither in-person nor online.
The below quote from Martin Roschkowski, President of Mesago Messe Frankfurt GmbH (Mesago being the company who connects major events such as Smart Production Solutions), reflects the fact that even SPS's prospective hybrid model (which would have seen an in-person event combined with a system of online coverage called 'SPS on Air') was deemed unsafe based on Germany's current COVID statistics.
"We deeply regret this decision, but in view of the rapidly worsening situation and the even stricter regulations, we see ourselves forced to cancel this year's industry meeting point. Our goal with the SPS 2021 was to design the best possible business platform under the safest possible conditions.
"We know how important the SPS is for our customers and partners, especially this year. However, it will unfortunately not be possible to hold it despite constantly improving safety measures."