Following the Swiss Federal Council's decision to extend the ban on events with more than 1,000 people to 1 October, we have had to cancel the 2020 EPHJ trade show, which was scheduled to run from 15 to 18 September.
This morning, the General Meeting of Palexpo SA said goodbye to Robert Hensler, who has been chairman of the exhibition and convention centre since 2008, and to two directors, Luc Argand and Paul Muller. The shareholders also approved the 2019 annual report, which shows sales of CHF 94 million, stable compared to 2018.
After the cancellation of the GIMS 2020 due to the coronavirus and the economic consequences that ensued, the Foundation in charge of the organisation of the event requested the Canton of Geneva for financial support.
As a result of the ongoing uncertainty facing the world in the light of the COVID-19 pandemic, and the continuing ban on gatherings of large numbers of people in Switzerland, the INDEX™20 Organisers, Palexpo and EDANA, have been reviewing the best course of action.
The 48th International Exhibition of Inventions Geneva, which was supposed to be held in Palexpo from March 25th to March 29th, is postponed to September. Due to the epidemic of Coronavirus striking in Asia, a very important actor of the Exhibition with a strong presence of inventions from China and Hong Kong.