Light+Building show postponed due to coronavirus fears

Architectural show postponed until later in the year

25 Feb, 20

Following the spread of coronavirus across Europe, Messe Frankfurt has decided to postpone Light+Building, the trade fair for lighting and building services technology.

Light+Building Show postponed due to coronavirus fears


The show which was going to take place from March 8-13, 2020, will now be held in Frankfurt am Main between the middle and end of September 2020.

A statement about the postponement of the Light+Building show read: “The unexpected apperance of Covid-19 in Italy since last weekend demanded a new analysis of the situation in close cooperation with the public health authorities of the City of Frankfurt.

Sponsored Video

“A multi-stage health check on guest from China has been called for, the implementation of which would be extremely challenging for Messe Frankfurt.

“Additionally, more and more travel restrictions are being put into place thus making it difficult for both visitors and exhibitors to attend the fair.

“Therefore, the organisers have decided to postpone Light+Building.”

The show organiser stated the decision was supported by its partners Light+Building, the Eletrical Installation Systems and the Light Working Groups of the Central Association of the German Eletricial and Electronic Engineering Industry (ZVEI) and the Central Association of German Electricians (ZVEH). And it stated the Italian associations also backed the decision.

Kbb Birmingham is going ahead at the NEC in Birmingham from March 1-4, 2020, and you can read about the exhibitors set to appear in our show preview.