As you will have heard in the media, the Belgian authorities have extended the current measures to limit the spread of the coronavirus until 1 May 2021 by means of a publication dated 12 January. These measures mean that many cultural and economic activities, including fairs and exhibitions, are still waiting for an official date of resumption.
Due to the uncertain health situation and circumstances beyond its control, the Easyfairs Maintenance team is forced to postpone the Maintenance Fairs in Antwerp and Namur.
New dates for the Maintenance fair in Antwerp
This development leads us to the conclusion that the "Pumps & Valves" and "Maintenance" fairs on 28 and 29 April at Antwerp Expo can only take place on 23 and 24 March 2022. Under the same conditions, "M+R" (trade fair for measurement and control technologies) will also be held on 23 and 24 March 2022 at Antwerp Expo. A unique combination: three industrial trade fairs in one location for the first time. The idea after this 2022 edition is to return to the past practice of alternating the 'Pumps & Valves' and 'M+R' exhibitions every other year. In this way, in the odd-numbered years (starting with 2023) the "Maintenance Exhibition" will host "M+R and Worksafe" and in the even-numbered years (2024, 2026, etc.) "Pumps & Valves", as was the case in previous editions.
New dates for the Maintenance fair in Namur
Easyfairs is also obliged to postpone the Industrie & maintenance 2021 exhibition in Namur from 27 May 2021 to a later date: it will now be held on 24 May 2022 at Namur expo. (The strategic partners SPGE, SWDE, BEMAS,... also follow to the new date in 2022).