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SPS show is cancelled as Bavaria tightens Covid restrictions

19 November, 2021

The SPS automation show, which was due to take place next week in Nuremberg, Germany, has been cancelled following the announcement by the Bavarian prime minister Dr Markus Söder of strict new measures in an attempt to limit the spread of the Covid-19 in the region.

The show was due to take place from 23–25 November, but in recent days many of the major exhibitors, including Siemens, ABB and Beckhoff, had pulled out of the event because of the surge in Covid cases, which have recently hit an all-time high in Germany.

The show’s organiser, Mesago Messe Frankfurt, says that, the new German “2G plus” regulations and limits on events “make it impossible to realise the SPS”.

“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,” says Mesago president, Martin Roschkowski. “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.”

Martin Roschkowski: we deeply regret this decision

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