Covid surge leads to SPS cancellation

23 November 2021

GROWING NUMBER of Covid infection and hospitalisation rates, and new regulations on vaccination passports, in the German state of Bavaria has led to the cancellation of this year's event.

Following an announcement made by Bavarian Prime Minister Dr. Markus Söder in a press conference on November 19th, the SPS onsite event in Nuremberg and the digital SPS on air, which was scheduled to take place from 23 – 25 November 2021, have been canceled.

In addition to the continued rise in infection rates and hospitalisation rates, the new German 2G plus regulation (entrance for those vaccinated or recovered from COVID-19 as well as tested) and the set limits on events make it impossible to realize the SPS.

The SPS team will contact all guests and exhibitors during this week with more information. 

Martin Roschkowski, president of the show's organiser, Mesago Messe Frankfurt, said: "We deeply regret this decision, but in view of the rapidly worsening situation and the even stricter regulations, we see ourselves forced to cancel this year's industry meeting point. Our goal with the SPS 2021 was to design the best possible business platform under the safest possible conditions. We know how important the SPS is for our customers and partners, especially this year. However, it will unfortunately not be possible to hold it despite constantly improving safety measures.”

This story was updated on 23/11/2021. Plans for any rescheduled show will be posted as soon as the information arises.