CE China 2021, which was scheduled to run from September 16-18 in Guangzhou, has been cancelled.
Organisers said that international travel into China is still severely hampered by travel restrictions due to the COVID-19 pandemic. With the latest emergence of COVID cases in Asia, both international and Chinese companies are uncertain about their participation in international trade shows, organisers said.
Jens Heithecker, IFA executive director and chairman of CE China, said: “Of course, this was a tough decision to make, especially since we do get a lot of positive feedback and especially international companies signalled their interest to present themselves at CE China.
“In fact, a German pavilion with 10 German brands was already set to be part of CE China 2021.”
The CE China team said it would like to express its sincere thanks to all partners, especially the Guangzhou Commerce Bureau, CCCME and IDG Asia, as well as to exhibitors and visitors for their continuous support.
“CE China is looking forward to a hopefully more light-hearted 2022 with strong business opportunities,” Mr Heithecker said.