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ISH China & CIHE and ISH Shanghai & CIHE to take place in May and September 2021 respectively

3 Jul 2020

Due to the recent COVID-19 outbreak in Beijing and in order to comply with the Chinese government’s strict preventive measures, ISH China & CIHE is to be postponed from its rescheduled August 2020 date and will now take place in May 2021 in Beijing. Also affected by the outbreak is ISH Shanghai & CIHE, which was originally scheduled for this September and will now take place in September 2021 in Shanghai. The organisers of the fairs made this decision to give participants more certainty in their planning for the rest of the year, given the uncertainty of the healthcare situation across the world and ongoing travel restrictions.

Mr Richard Li, General Manager of Messe Frankfurt (Shanghai) Co Ltd outlined the rationale behind this decision: “Despite the Chinese government’s strong preventive measures and initiatives after the recent outbreak in Beijing, to ensure that the fairs would operate with minimal disruption, this is a necessary action to take to guarantee the health and safety of our exhibitors and visitors in the midst of the uncertain global pandemic, ongoing travel restrictions and other constraints to business operations. Having progressed strongly over the years, the two fairs serve as the leading events for HVAC technologies and solutions in Asia and China, and we want this to remain the case next year when we can be confident of their success.”

Mr Hongbo Li, Deputy General Manager of CIEC GL events (Beijing) International Exhibition Co Ltd, added: “All of our stakeholders are on-board with this decision. Hosting both Beijing and Shanghai editions in the following year will allow HVAC firms worldwide time to adjust their market strategies during the current economic and industry upheaval. We look forward to welcoming our local and international participants to China next year to reconnect and further solidify the strong cooperation that already exists between industries and companies in this region.”

As leading HVAC exhibitions in Asia, the ISH fairs in Beijing and Shanghai cover the product categories of HVAC products & technology, intelligent control, home comfort and plumbing. The two 2019 editions hosted a total of 1,550 exhibitors and welcomed 91,939 visitors. Returning in May and September 2021 respectively, ISH China & CIHE will continue to serve as a comprehensive commercial HVAC solutions sourcing platform for China’s northern regions, while ISH Shanghai & CIHE will help industry players tap into the East and Central HVAC and home comfort markets in China.

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ISH China & CIHE and ISH Shanghai & CIHE are headed by the biennial ISH event in Frankfurt, Germany, the world’s leading trade fair for HVAC + Water which will next take place from 22 – 26 March 2021. For more information, please visit Furthermore, the next edition of ISH India powered by IPA has been rescheduled to 18 – 20 September 2020, and will take place in Mumbai.


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