Machine Tools Africa 2020 postponed – new date still to be decided

Like many exhibitions worldwide the Machine Tools Africa 2020 exhibition has been postponed to a new date in the future. The exhibition, which was last held in 2017, has been designed to showcase the very latest technology developments, machinery, products, services and solutions in this innovative sector, was scheduled to take place from 12 to 15 May 2020.

In a statement on the website the organisers said: “Specialised Exhibitions, a division of the Montgomery Group, a global events and exhibitions company, is cognisant of the South African Government’s interventions with regards the COVID-19 pandemic.”

“In light of the rapid spread globally of the coronavirus pandemic and the announcement of interventions by the South African Presidency that include a State of Disaster and a nationwide 21-day lockdown we have taken the following decisions: Postpone Waitex, our event in Ghana from 2020 to 20-22 April 2021 and postpone Securex South Africa, A-OSH EXPO and Facilities Management to 18-20 August 2020.

“We are still in the process of making a final decision with regards to Machine Tools Africa 2020. The show will not take place from 12 to 15 May 2020 as scheduled. The way forward will be announced in partnership with the Machine Tool Merchants Association after the 21-day lockdown period.”

“All other exhibitions in our portfolio are currently scheduled to go ahead as planned this year. The dates are further ahead in the calendar.”

“Specialised Exhibitions and the Montgomery Group will respond to whatever procedures are in place locally and globally, as advised by governments and the World Health Organisation. We will keep all stakeholders informed as and when the landscape changes. We are committed to protecting our staff, exhibitors, visitors, suppliers and all stakeholders.”