And another convention gets cancelled. This is one of the biggest of the year, so it's no small news to hear that Essen Spiel is cancelled for 2020. But, even though Germany has done a pretty good job keeping the infection rates down, a convention this year just isn't smart. As such, no show.
From the article:
With great regret we have to announce today that we have to postpone this year’s SPIEL, which was planned for 22nd to 25th of October 2020, to the date 14th to 17th of October 2021.
The health of our exhibitors, visitors, guests and employees is very important to us.
We have been observing the very dynamic national and international development regarding Covid-19 very closely over the last weeks and months and have explored all possibilities for the implementation of SPIEL ’20, also in coordination with the authorities. Unfortunately, this has led to the conclusion that due to force majeure, we will not be able to run SPIEL ’20 on the intended date, either factually or technically. After a long time of consideration we have come to the painful conclusion that SPIEL will have to be postponed by one year.
However, we are already looking ahead to SPIEL ’21 and can’t wait to welcome you next year again.