The organiser of 2021 edition of China International Sewing Equipment Exhibition (CISMA), which is scheduled to be held from 26 to 29 September in Shanghai, has released an update on the show amidst uncertainty of COVID-19 pandemic, which has seen resurgence of cases particularly in Asia.
According to China Sewing Machinery Association (CSMA), the organiser of CISMA 2021, the pandemic control situation is subject to more uncertainties globally, and the economic activities have been further impeded – resulting adverse effects on businesses.
Against such a backdrop, CSMA will, on one hand, undertake all the related work as slated; on the other hand, it will pay close attention to the latest policies formulated by the Central Government and Shanghai Government, and respond to the newest guidelines and requirements and make preparations accordingly.
Meanwhile, what seems to be a certain event is the non-postponement of CISMA 2021 as the exhibitors’ applications have already exceeded 1,200 with a total area of 100,000 square meters which has surpassed that of last time.
“More exhibitors are waiting for vacant exhibition space. Besides, the organiser is bustling about preparing for supporting activities, and selections of excellent new products, outstanding overseas distributors, popular brands, etc. are rolled out one after another,” says CSMA sources, adding, “The whole industry chain is in a desperate need of an authoritative platform to interface supply with demand and learn new technologies and applications. In addition, the cancellation or postponement of similar international exhibitions has heightened exhibitors and visitors’ anticipation for CISMA2021 to an unparalleled extent.”
However, the uncertainty of global pandemic situation and the differences in related regulations from country to country have foreboded hindrances to some overseas exhibitors more or less.
Judging from the registration statistics, most of the exhibitors at home have signed up for the show as actively as they did before, some enterprises still wait to see how the situation will develop having difficulty in making their minds indeed, and a few enterprises in foreign trading even cancel their exhibition plan.
“Nevertheless, the number of such enterprises is negligible,” informs CSMA.
As far as attendance is concerned, it will have a huge difference from past editions of CISMA for both exhibitors and visitors. Anyone entering into the exhibition hall shall prepare themselves in advance with – 1) “Green Code” of travelling history check with real-name registration as a prerequisite; 2) those who come from medium and high-risk region shall hold negative result of nucleic acid test; and 3) take temperature before entry, and size limit will be enforced in case of attendants quantity at the hall exceeding the required one.