Shows Called Off
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Friday,February 28 2020 [ Issue 5 February/ 2020 ]
Shows Called Off
Yesterday, Watches & Wonders Geneva, previously called as Salon International de la Haute Horlogerie (SIHH) cancelled its show scheduled to take place from April 25 – 29. In the last one month, many shows have been called off, not just in the gems & jewellery industry, but across sectors, thanks to coronavirus.

Just as we were contemplating whether or not Baselworld will happen, we got to hear the news that the show has been postponed to January 2021. “For health safety reasons and in accordance with the precautionary principle following the bans of large-scale public and private events issued today by the Swiss federal and cantonal authorities, Baselworld announces that it has taken the decision to postpone the show to Thursday 28th January 2021 to Tuesday 2nd February 2021 due to concerns related to Covid-19,” an announcement circulated by the organizer says.

If shows all over the world are getting cancelled, closer to Wuhan, where coronavirus began is Hong Kong. While HKDTC has deferred the show by a month, whether the show will happen in May remains a big question mark, given the current scenario.

 
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