Despite falling corona case numbers, a progressing vaccination campaign and further relaxation steps, MCH Swiss Exhibition, in consultation with the Advisory Board and exhibitors, has decided to cancel Igeho and the parallel event Lefa, from 20 to 24 November 2021 in Basel.
"We would have been happy to provide the industry with a long-awaited, physical exchange. But our exhibitors and associations need long planning as well as lead times for their individual concepts , combined with considerable investments. Despite new, innovative presence options and adapted participation conditions on the part of MCH, as well as the current positive development of the situation, the hospitality sector, which has been badly hit financially, simply lacks the necessary long-term planning security and financial resources for Igeho 2021 at the present time", says Judith Krepper, Brand Director and Head of the Hospitality Segment. In consultation with the Advisory Board, MCH today came to the decision that the staging of a representative industry platform this November is not guaranteed. Judith Krepper adds: "Our exhibitor and visitor surveys and co-creation workshops with exhibitors conducted in March and April 2021 have shown that the width and depth of the range of products and services on offer are key factors in determining the relevance of Igeho."