Specialised Exhibitions has decided to postpone Propak Cape, slated for October 2020 at the Cape Town International Convention Centre, to 8 to 10 June 2021.
The organisation, which is a division of the Montgomery Group, has taken decisive action with its portfolio of exhibitions following developments in the COVID-19 national state of disaster and various levels of lockdown.
Ban on mass gatherings
“Measures declared by the President on Sunday the 15 March included a ‘ban on mass gatherings of more than 100 people’, as well as social distancing, and subsequently has enforced a complete lockdown of South Africa exempting only essential services” says Gary Corin, managing director of Specialised Exhibitions. “We fully support this pronouncement & measures taken by Government in instituting a country wide lockdown (currently Level 4). The safety and wellbeing of our exhibitors, suppliers, and visitors – and indeed the industry as a whole – is of paramount importance, hence the decision to postpone this range of shows to 2021.
Looking to 2021
“Specialised Exhibitions looks forward to hosting a strong Post-COVID 19 event for the Packaging and related industries in 2021. We appreciate the input, engagement and support of all industry stakeholders.”