A new autumn edition of Antwerp XL will now run at Antwerp Expo, 15-17 September.
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 prohibited, we have been forced to cancel the April 2020 edition of Antwerp XL. We are however pleased to announce that a new edition of Antwerp XL will run on 15-17 September at Antwerp Expo.
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.
The well-being, health and safety of our visitors, exhibitors and employees, as well as all parties concerned by our events, is always our utmost concern. 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 thank you for your patience and understanding during this time and look forward to seeing you at Antwerp XL in September.
The Antwerp XL team