The World Health Organisation (WHO) declared the spread of the coronavirus a pandemic on 11 March 2020. Since then, the virus has spread to all 9 provinces across the country, resulting in a travel ban from high-risk countries, a ban on gatherings larger than 100 people and ultimately a nationwide lockdown to curb further spread of the virus.
Messe Frankfurt South Africa takes the safety of its exhibitors, sponsors, partners, speakers, and attendees very seriously and is committed to do what they can to flatten the curve. “We must acknowledge that these are challenging times all around the globe. It is important for us as trade fair organizers to make the appropriate decision for the safety of our local and international exhibitors, visitors, partners and stakeholders,” said Joshua Low Managing Director of Messe Frankfurt South Africa in an earlier statement regarding the virus.
AERO South Africa is presented in corporation with Messe Friedrichshafen, organisers of Europe‘s largest general aviation trade show. The successful launch of AERO South Africa in 2019 welcomed more than 4200 visitors and over 100 exhibitors. This year’s show was scheduled to take place at the Wonderboom National Airport from 2-4 July 2020. The AERO Friedrichshafen team understands the impact of Covid-19 and supports the decision to postpone this event. Messe Frankfurt South Africa is committed to delivering a high-quality and successful event in 2021.