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Light+Building, scheduled for mid-March, has been postponed until the end of September amid Coronavirus concerns (Pic: Messe Frankfurt Exhibition GmbH/Petra Welzel (Portalhaus))

(Global) – With trade shows and events around the world impacted by the Covid-19 pandemic, we keep you up to date with the latest show dates and cancellations.

As the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic continues to have a deep and lasting impact around the world, a number of high-profile lighting trade shows and exhibitions have been postponed, or cancelled altogether, as efforts continue to be made to “flatten the curve” and halt the spread of the virus.

From the industry-leading Light+Building in Frankfurt, to LightFair International and LEDucation in the US, the lighting industry has seen its event calendar drastically altered in the past few weeks. And while the schedule appears healthier later in the year (with the exception of the cancelled PLDC and Trends in Lighting/LpS Symposium in New York and Bregenz respectively), the uncertainty surrounding Covid-19 means that this could change in the coming weeks and months.

As such, we at arc magazine have drawn up a handy, easy-to-read table, designed to let you know how the lighting industry has been impacted, highlighting what shows have been cancelled or postponed, and if known, their new dates. At the time of writing, LightFair International hasn’t confirmed its new dates, just that it will take place in “late summer or early fall”.

Show Original
Dates
New Dates
Light + Building,
Frankfurt, Germany
8 – 13 March 27 September – 2 October
LEDucation,
New York, USA
17 – 18
March
Cancelled
Salone del Mobile,
Milan, Italy
20 – 26 April Cancelled
Lightfair International,
Las Vegas, USA
3 – 7 May Cancelled
HD Expo,
Las Vegas, USA
5 – 7 May Cancelled
Plasa Focus Leeds,
Leeds, UK
12 – 13 May Cancelled
ICFF,
New York, USA
17 – 20 May Cancelled
Clerkenwell Design Week,
London, UK
19 – 21 May 14 – 16 July
GILE,
Guangzhou, China
9 – 12 June No Change
LED Expo Thailand,
Bangkok, Thailand
24 – 26 June 7 – 9 October
LEDforum.20,
Sao Paulo, Brazil
20 – 21 August 5 – 6 November
Plasa,
London, UK
6 – 8 September No Change
[d]arc room,
London, UK
17 – 19 September New Dates TBC 2021
Trends in Lighting,
Bregenz, Austria
22 – 24 September Cancelled
PLDC,
New York, USA
8 – 10 October Cancelled
IALD Enlighten Americas,
Palm Springs, USA
22 – 24 October No Change
Hong Kong Int’l Lighting
Fair,
Hong Kong
27 – 30 October No Change
IALD Enlighten Europe,
Oslo, Norway
18 – 20 November No Change
[d]arc awards,
London, UK
3 December No Change

This table will be constantly updated as and when new announcements reach us, so please keep checking back to stay up-to-date with this unprecedented situation.

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