Opti 2021 Affirms Safety Priority for First Trade Show in a Year
Monday, August 31 2020 | 10 h 12 min | Events, News, Press Release
Opti 2021 will be the first optical trade fair of the new year and the first within a year. Usually held in the Bavarian city of Munich, Opti 2021 will be held January 8-10 in Stuttgart, on the edge of the German Black Forest area.
In collaboration with the venue owner, and under the exacting guidelines of the state of Baden-Wuerttemburg, the organizers have drawn up an extensive hygiene concept for the event.
Event organizers are counting on the event providing the industry with much needed momentum after the economic downfall created by the COVID pandemic.
Jörn Holtmeier, Managing Director of the Association of the German Trade Fair Industry (AUMA) broadens the perspective and confirms the measures: “Recently, the German trade fair organisers have developed comprehensive hygiene and distance concepts in coordination with the health authorities. They guarantee a very high level of health protection for all persons participating in trade fairs in Germany in the upcoming months”.
While COVID cases hit Germany hard at the outset, the country’s robust health care system has handled it extremely well; Germany has a COVID fatality rate of 1.6% that is substantially lower than the 10%-12% experienced by neighbouring European countries.
There are no restrictions for Canadians travelling to Germany, but the Canadian Government continues to advise against non-essential travel to the country. As of end of August, the German government continues to deny entry to U.S. citizens traveling from the United States, according to the US embassy page.