GORINCHEM – Easyfairs, organizer of Aqua Nederland Vakbeurs and RioleringsVakdagen, announces that both events will no longer take place in 2020. The fairs had previously been postponed from their original dates in March to June 16, 17 and 18 because of the corona virus. Due to the ban on meetings until June 1, current developments and uncertainty about the measures after June 1, mid-June will not be a viable time for a trade fair. After extensive consultation with the community, it was decided that moving the event to autumn 2020 is also not an option due to a full (exhibition) agenda. The next edition of Aqua Nederland Vakbeurs and RioleringsVakdagen will therefore take place on March 23, 24 and 25, 2021.
Esther Rodenburg, Event Manager, explains on behalf of Easyfairs: “The Netherlands is now entering its fourth week of corona restrictions. Our event locations are quiet and deserted. It is very unreal in the middle of the high season of exhibitions. We look forward to the time when we can meet again and give substance to these fantastic events together with the market. But this crisis is exceptional and it is difficult to predict that moment. It is clear that June is too early for any major event. We see it as our responsibility to bring the Dutch water sector optimally together during their annual network moment. Since the last update of the Prime Minister, we as a team have spent a lot of time considering the best solution, not just for Aqua Nederland Vakbeurs and RioleringsVakdagen, but for the industry as a whole. In this challenging time, the professionals must be given air to work on the vital water infrastructure. That is where the focus of the water market lies and we want to give that space.”
Rodenburg: “Unfortunately, moving to autumn this year is not an option. It is a pity, because we think it is important to show resilience as a market and to regain control as soon as possible. An exhibition is an ideal moment in time to meet the sector and face the challenges. Many exhibitors and partners indicate that their agenda simply does not allow it. Many events were already planned and many events have been postponed to the second part of 2020. We made this decision with pain in our hearts and hope for understanding from everyone involved, but we want to ensure that our visitors, exhibitors, partners and speakers attend a show that will be at its best. Of course we only want to organize top events for this community. Therefore, the promise that the 14th edition on 23, 24 and 25 March 2021 will be the best edition ever.”
About Aqua Nederland 2021
Aqua Nederland is the exhibition and the national network event for water professionals in wastewater, drinking water, industrial water, urban water and sewer management. During the water fair in the Netherlands, more than 9,500 visitors at 350+ exhibitors see, feel and experience the latest innovations, services and products in the field of water treatment, water management and water technology.
After pre-registration, the event can be visited free of charge on 23, 24 and 25 March 2021 in Evenementenhal Gorinchem. During their visit to the trade fair, visitors will benefit from food and drinks free of charge. More information: www.aquanederland.nl.