The Committee of the European Manufacturers of Petroleum Measuring and Distributing Equipment (CECOD) has said it supports the decision to postpone the UNITI Expo trade show until spring 2022, due to the increasing spread of COVID-19.

UNITI Expo, since its launch in 2014, has been staged every two years in Stuttgart, Germany, and the next event was due to be held in May of this year. When concern over the spread of COVID-19 was raised at the start of 2020, the show was postponed to February 2021.

As new cases of the virus still continue to rise in Europe, the timing of the event has been re-evaluated by the organisers and in the best interests of both visitors and exhibitors, has now been rescheduled for May 2022. The official dates for the show will be released at the end of this month.

CECOD members represent 30 of the world’s leading manufacturers of petrol filling station equipment, including fuel dispensers, dispenser components, point-of-sale and fuel management systems, payment systems and price signs.

Lise-Lotte Nordholm, CECOD Chairman, said: “This is an important outcome for our members who play a key role in this trade fair. The fight against the coronavirus pandemic is ongoing and the industry as a whole has to be prepared to respond swiftly to all eventualities. The decision taken by UNITI to move the exhibition on to 2022 was taken in the best interests of everyone connected with the show and CECOD fully support this initiative.”

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11th September 2020