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FABTECH Mexico Called Off

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FABTECH Mexico has again fallen victim to the coronavirus, with the 2021 event now canceled. FABTECH is the leading trade show for the North American metals processing community, presented jointly by the Fabricators and Manufacturers Association, SME, Precision Metalforming Association, American Welding Society and Chemical Coaters Association International.

The event was originally scheduled for the first week of May, then pushed back another month due to COVID-19.  But with pandemic continuing to linger, event organizers opted to scrap this year’s show altogether.

The next edition of FABTECH Mexico will be held May 3-5, again scheduled for Monterrey where this year’s event was to be held. Before the coronavirus disrupted the globe, FABTECH Mexico rotated yearly between Monterrey and Mexico City.

“As the fight to end the COVID-19 pandemic continues throughout the world, FABTECH is closely monitoring all ongoing health and safety concerns including travel restrictions and the uncertainty surrounding a projected vaccine timeline in Mexico. After careful evaluation of currently available information, including the recommendations from the Centers for Disease Control, the FABTECH Event Partners have made the difficult decision to cancel this year’s FABTECH Mexico scheduled for June 8-10, 2021,” a release on the trade show’s website declared.

“Our collective priority remains the health and safety of our exhibitors, attendees, and support teams.  While it is disappointing to have to again delay FABTECH Mexico, we have thoughtfully considered all factors essential to conducting a safe and successful show that delivers the experience and ROI our exhibitors and attendees expect. The Monterrey market is important to the industries served by FABTECH and moving the event to next year allows more time for authorities to successfully navigate this pandemic,” the release said.

The next FABTECH event on the schedule is the U.S. version, scheduled Sept. 13-16 at McCormick Place in Chicago. This is the first year of the new dates for the Chicago event, which previously was held in November.