"At present, in view of the numerous requirements regarding hygiene, keeping distances, room capacity restrictions and the current economic conditions, the ZVO Surface Technology Days cannot be sensibly realised this year", explains ZVO-Manager Christoph Matheis.
The health and safety of speakers, exhibitors, participants and employees are a top priority for the ZVO. The ZVO board made its decision also based on the results of surveys conducted among its members and last year's congress participants and also took into account the numerous personal feedbacks from the industry. The alternative of holding the ZVO Surface Days as a virtual conference was also dropped, as 72% of the survey participants questioned did not want such a conference.
Today's decision was not an easy one for those responsible for the ZVO. Since the end of April, the situation has been assessed in a total of three board video conferences in the light of the prevailing political conditions. The ZVO is interested in an event at which the participants can exchange information without any restrictions and feel "comfortable". This is definitely not possible under the current conditions and the fragile situation.
The board and management of ZVO express their hope that the new start with the ZVO Surface Days 2021 from 22 to 24 September 2022 in Berlin will succeed without restrictions and at the same time ask for understanding for their decision today.