The 12th edition of Occupational Safety and Health Exhibition for Asia (OS+H Asia) to be held at the Marina Bay Sands, Singapore, will now take place from 28 to 30 July 2021, instead of December 2020, announced Messe Düsseldorf Asia. The show organiser said rescheduling the event was deemed necessary in the continued fight against Covid-19 and on the back of capacity limitations on MICE events as well as travel and border restrictions.
“We were very much hopeful of going ahead with the exhibition with the necessary safe management measures in place and amidst some travel restrictions being eased, but it became increasingly clear that with guidelines for large-scale business events currently capped at 250 persons and ongoing travel restrictions in key international markets, the exhibition would not be able to proceed as planned,” explained Gernot Ringling, managing director of Messe Düsseldorf Asia.
“Thus taking these circumstances into consideration and on close consultation with our industry partners, we have made the difficult decision to postpone OS+H Asia to July 2021. We look to next year with optimism and stronger economic confidence, and believe the new dates will provide both exhibitors and visitors alike with a safer environment and the best market conditions to conduct business.”
Ms Lee Ai Ling, senior project manager at Messe Düsseldorf Asia added, “These challenging and dynamic times call for adaptability and flexibility and with the health and safety of our stakeholders a top priority, postponing the exhibition to 2021 is the best decision. We remain committed to meet the business needs of our industry partners, local and international exhibitors and trade visitors, and will stay steadfast in nurturing these trusted relationships for an even more successful participation at OS+H Asia 2021.
She continued, “We would like to take this opportunity to thank all OS+H Asia partners, exhibitors and registered visitors for their continued support. We are taking immediate steps to provide all parties with the required support necessary.”
According to Messe Düsseldorf Asia, OS+H Asia 2021 will focus on three main areas: safety, security and health at work, as well as highlights on pandemic management solutions. These topics will be well placed as industry demand is expected to continue as effective health and safety solutions in the workplace become top priorities for businesses.
The event will also feature seminars, conferences and forum to provide businesses with an ideal networking and knowledge-sharing platform, optimising participation and engagement from local, regional and international trade attendees.