Easyfairs to run new autumn edition of AntwerpXL (dates to be announced shortly)

Following the news on 10 March that the World Health Organisation revised its classification of COVID-19 to global pandemic status and that the Belgian Government consequently recommended all indoor events (over 1,000 people) should be cancelled, we have been forced to cancel the 21-23 April 2020 edition of Antwerp XL.  

While the virus was in containment phase in Belgium and most other European countries and government authorities continued to tell venues and organisers to run events, we remained vigilant whilst open for business. Given the unforeseeable, unavoidable, unprecedented and global scope of the current situation, it now makes it impossible to organise this edition of Antwerp XL as planned. We apologise to all visitors and exhibitors alike; we know how much everyone was looking forward to the April edition but the situation is outside of our control and we are now working hard to find suitable dates to run a new edition later this year.

Easyfairs’ first priority is to guarantee the well-being, health and safety of our visitors, exhibitors and employees, as well as all parties concerned by our events. Rest assured we will continue to monitor the situation and follow all the latest information and advice from the Belgian authorities, as well as the World Health Organisation and the European CDC, and in the meantime we pledge to participate in the collective effort and to take the necessary measures to enable the best possible fight against the spread of the virus and the overloading of health services.

We recognise there will be many questions, particularly in reference to the new dates of the autumn edition. Please bear with us and we will confirm shortly. We thank you for your patience and understanding during this difficult time.

Yours faithfully,

The Antwerp XL team