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Covid forces postponement of DS Printech China 

DS Printech China will no longer take place next month due to the developing pandemic situation in Shanghai, say organisers Messe Frankfurt. The trade show was scheduled for 18-20 May but will now take place later in the year, with new dates to be announced “as soon as possible.”

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      "Developing situation":
     Wendy Wen, senior GM
      Messe Frankfurt (HK)

“As a result of the developing situation of the pandemic nationwide and particularly with the increase of case numbers in Shanghai, the government has implemented tighter containment measures and travel restrictions,” said Wendy Wen, senior general manager of Messe Frankfurt (HK).

“Also in Shanghai, many large-scale exhibition venues have been enlisted as temporary mobile treatment facilities, affecting various events scheduled at the Shanghai New International Expo Centre. It is for these reasons that it has been necessary for the organisers of the fair to postpone the show to a later date.

"The organisers fully support the pandemic containment efforts of the government and we will work to ensure that the fair can recommence when it is safe and possible for all participants.

“A business matching service will be available soon for exhibitors to get in contact with buyers online. The digital platform is set to be an important asset for enhancing connectivity amongst global industry players during the interim period,” Wen said. 

China reported 21,796 new community transmitted COVID-19 infections on Sunday, with the majority of cases in Shanghai. Buildings where COVID-19 cases were found were sealed up, the ABC reported. Shanghai reported 51 new deaths among COVID patients on April 24, up from 39 the day before.

The last physical edition of DS Printech China held in 2020 in Shenzhen hosted 200 exhibitors and 8,853 visitors, with over 130,000 online participants. The fair, an influential platform dedicated to the digital and screen-printing industry, is a rebrand of two events: CSGIA and Textile Digital Printing China. The fair is co-organised by Messe Frankfurt (HK) Ltd, China Screen Printing & Graphic Imaging Association (CSGIA) and Guangzhou Teyin Exhibition Service.

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