Steinexpo put back to 2023

Published 9/3 at 15:19

The 11th international Steinexpo demonstration trade show was planned to be held later in 2021 due to the continuing coronavirus pandemic.

With no date available within the established three year cycle, the next Steinexpo has now been regrettably moved back to September 2023 at the MHI quarry in Nieder-Ofleiden. 

There was still a glimmer of hope in early January that Steinexpo would proceed as planned in 2021. Being an exhibition held in the open air and with stringent hygiene measures in place, it was believed that the show could proceed. However, it became increasingly clear that the infection rate and the measures to curb the spread of the coronavirus would not let the show be held as planned, leaving the organisers, Geoplan GmbH, with no alternative but to cancel the trade fair this year.

Dr. Friedhelm Rese, managing partner of Geoplan GmbH, explains: “This is really not an easy step for us to take. We fought to the end, continued to improve our hygiene concept and received a lot of encouragement from the exhibitors. But finally, we cannot avoid cancelling the show. After all, it is about the safety of everyone involved and that of the visitors.” The trade fair director adds: “Our team have already prepared Steinexpo 2021 together with the seasoned planning team, the operator of the stone quarry and the exhibitors, with a lot of dedication and heart and soul. I would like to thank everyone involved very much for this!”

Geoplan GmbH is now planning and making preparations for 2023. “Together we will again make the 11th Steinexpo in September 2023 a successful platform for the raw materials and building materials industry!” The exact date of the rescheduled Steinexpo will be announced as soon as possible.

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