An announcement has reached us on 26 February 2020 postponing the CPhl in Tokyo Japan scheduled from 16 to 18 March 2020 to be indefinitely postponed. The organizers have written, “It is with regret that we inform you that CPhI Japan 2020 has been postponed. With many exhibiting companies now unable to travel to Japan, the latest news concerning Novel Coronavirus, it has been decided that it would be in the best interests of both visitors and exhibitors to push the event back to a later date.
“The decision to postpone the event was not taken lightly and has been taken in agreement with all stakeholders involved. We are currently looking into alternative dates and venues for CPhI Japan 2020 and will keep you informed.
“In this way we can offer our exhibitors and visitors attending the exhibition every year a high-quality business event, as in the tradition of CPhI Japan. We would like to thank our exhibitors and our partners for their understanding in the latest weeks, due to the complicated scenario in which we are involved.”
Other trade fairs around the world such as the Bologna Children’s Book Fair have also been postponed due to the still uncertain situation of the Coronavirus. There is uncertainty for many of the other upcoming fairs although firm announcements are still awaited.