Press releases – July 2021

Due to the on-going COVID-19 pandemic and the consequent travel restrictions imposed by the Government of India, trade fair organiser Messe Muenchen India has announced the postponement of SmartCards Expo, which was originally scheduled from September 22-24, 2021, at Bangalore International Exhibition Centre (BIEC), Bengaluru. The show will now be conducted from December 16-18, 2021.

The decision of postponement is taken for the safety of visitors, exhibitors and stakeholders. It is also based on industry’s feedback received through the advisory committee, association and extensive survey conducted by the organiser.

New innovative participation options such as online and hybrid exhibitions have been added as part of the digital strategy. This will provide exhibitors and visitors with an opportunity to connect with their customers from around the globe.

Mr. Bhupinder Singh, CEO, Messe Muenchen India, commented, “Owing to the restrictions enforced by the Government of India on travel and on-going Covid vaccination drive, September is no longer a viable option to organise SmartCards Expo”. Mr. Singh added that the health and safety of everyone involved in the trade fair is their prime concern. For the upcoming edition, the postponement of the expo will allow ease of travel for everyone which will attract more visitors and exhibitors at the expo.

“It is good to know that Messe Muenchen India has postponed the SmartCards expo to December, this decision will ensure safety of all stakeholders involved. We completely support the decision and look forward to assisting the industry through this trade fair; said Mr. Nakul Pasricha, President, Authentication Solution Providers' Association.

About Messe Muenchen India
As part of its international strategy, Messe München has been expanding its portfolio and offers a worldwide network. In India, Messe München founded its wholly owned subsidiary with a registered office in Mumbai in September 2007. Messe Muenchen India is one of the leading organizers of trade fairs in India with a vast portfolio of B2B events such as analytica Anacon India, bauma CONEXPO India, drink technology India, electronica India, IFAT India, Intersolar India, India Lab Expo, Indian Ceramics, LASER World of PHOTONICS INDIA, productronica India and recently acquired Smart Cards Expo. The local trade fairs provide Messe München and its international exhibitors with access to high-potential markets.

Messe Muenchen India works closely with industry stakeholders to deliver well researched and professional trade fairs keeping in mind the priorities of the customers. With its main office in Mumbai and regional representations in New Delhi, Bengaluru, Hyderabad and Chennai, Messe Muenchen India brings professionals from across sectors together for business, as well as for learning and networking opportunities.

Messe München
Messe München is one of the leading exhibition organizers worldwide with more than 50 of its own trade shows for capital goods, consumer goods and new technologies. Every year, a total of over 50,000 exhibitors and around three million visitors take part in more than 200 events at the exhibition center in Munich, at the ICM – Internationales Congress Center München and the MOC Veranstaltungs center München as well as abroad. Together with its subsidiary companies, Messe München organizes trade shows in China, India, Brazil, Russia, Turkey, South Africa, Nigeria, Vietnam and Iran. With a network of associated companies in Europe, Asia, Africa and South America as well as around 70 representations abroad for over 100 countries, Messe München has a global presence.