ACLE stop. In fact, the All China Leather Exhibition organizers have eventually backed off. Following last June public announcement, CLIA (China Leather Industry Association) and APLF have decided to cancel the exhibition event scheduled on 1-3 September 2020. They made such decision after the Chinese government imposed a 14-day-long quarantine on all travellers visiting the country.
“Considering our exhibitors and buyers’ health and safety, alongside the overall impact on the fair, organizers have regretfully decided to announce they are going to postpone and reschedule ACLE”. CLIA and APLF top managers announced it by releasing an official statement. The next exhibition, then, will take place in 2021, on the formerly scheduled dates: from August 31st to September 2nd, in Shanghai. Organizers themselves have spoken about the restrictive measure, imposed by Chinese authorities on July 3rd, to contain the virus outbreak: all travellers visiting the country will have to stay in quarantine for 14 days. “Due to quarantine – pointed out organizers – both exhibitors and visitors will not be able to participate in the fair”.
“The decision to cancel and postpone ACLE, this year, is strictly related to a prudent choice. After several debates and careful evaluation, both organizers eventually agreed on that – remarked Li Yuzhong, president of CLIA –. In so doing, we aim at safeguarding exhibitors and visitors’ interests. Thanks to such postponement, we will successfully manage to make next exhibition even more profitable and exciting. While dealing with the present difficult situation, caused by the pandemic, the industry must be ready to face a few predictable challenges. Yet I am sure this pandemic will not go on for a long time: everyone, then, must gear up for a brighter future”.
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