Organisers of the Chengdu International Trade Fair for Automotive Parts and Aftermarket Services (CAPAS) have announced that the 2020 show will be deferred until May 2021 due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
In China, the State Council issued an announcement on 6 April about the prevention and control measures to combat the spread of COVID-19. It emphasised the importance of curbing the epidemic while resuming business and production gradually, also laying out a framework for public activities and advising that large-scale events should be suspended until further notice.
As a result, the event will now be held from 20 to 22 May 2021 at the Chengdu Century City New International Exhibition & Convention Center in China.
“We are following the Chinese Government’s guidelines to support the containment of the virus,” said James Yu, Deputy General Manager at Messe Frankfurt Shanghai. “Equally, the wellbeing of our fair participants, contractors and supporting parties is always our priority. It is a difficult but responsible decision to defer CAPAS to 2021. I look forward to seeing our industry friends next year where we can explore the dynamic growth of the Southwest China market together.”
Updates can also be found on the show’s website here.