The organisers of the triennial PLAST show in Milan have announced that the show will not take place in 2021. As the pandemic surges and spreads around the world and vaccination timelines remain unpredictable due to supply shortages, the risks involved in organising a major, international in-person event are still simply too high. On top of which, travel restrictions would make it difficult, or even impossible, for exhibitors and visitors to even attend the event.
In that light, the decision to postpone the show once again was an unavoidable one.
The decision is fully supported by the exhibitors, who had urged the organisers to take action. The current situation had made it impossible to adequately plan and prepare for a major event like PLAST, which can attract up tens of thousands of visitors.
The previous edition was in 2018, from 29 May to 1 June. It featured 1,510 exhibitors from 55 countries, occupied a net area of 55,000 m2 in six halls of the Fiera Milano in Rho-Pero, and drew some 63,000 visitors from 117 countries
The organisers are looking forward to being able to schedule the next PLAST under better conditions and with in-person attendance.
The fair’s new dates will be determined in the coming weeks, but will certainly be after the end of 2021.