CIFL and Reed Expositions are announcing that Forum LABO LYON will not finally take place - Reed Expositions

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CIFL and Reed Expositions are announcing that Forum LABO LYON will not finally take place

…and are meeting with the Laboratory community in 2021.

Taking into account the acceleration of the degradation of the sanitary and regulatory context and its foreseeable impacts on visitors and the conditions of organization of the show, the CIFL and Reed Expositions France have collectively taken the difficult decision not to hold the 2020 edition of Forum LABO in Lyon.


Forum LABO, the first event in France for suppliers of laboratory equipment and services aimed at researchers, engineers, buyers and decision-makers in the fields of Research, Analysis and Control, was to be held on October 7 to 8 2020 at Eurexpo Lyon.


At the begining of September and despite the health crisis, Forum LABO LYON was still confirmed for October, benefiting from the committed support of institutional and scientific partners of the sector, the membership of exhibitors and the desire of the profession to hold the show. The organizers are unfortunately obliged to note that the context has, in recent days, evolved unfavorably. Indeed, the regulations hardening, especially in the Rhône-Alpes region, makes it difficult, if not impossible, for many of its exhibitor and visitor clients to come. This is why, despite all the facilities and measures planned to ensure that the show welcomes its public in complete safety under a labeled protocol, they are forced to make such a decision.


Christiane TURCI – General Delegate of CIFL and Laurence GABORIEAU – Director of the show, declare: ” The evolution of the last few days brings us to the conclusion that the conditions are no longer in place to organize a 2020 edition that meets the standards of an event like Forum LABO LYON. We share the disappointment of all those who have remained involved with us and for whom Forum LABO LYON was a major media for reviving their activity at the end of the year. We are now working to prepare the edition of Forum LABO PARIS, which will benefit from a new “hybrid” approach, combining physical and digital events for visitors, exhibitors and scientific partners. ”


The entire organization team, which works on a daily basis for the success of the show, thanks its exhibitors, institutional partners,
press partners, visitors and service providers for their commitment and their invaluable support and gives them an appointment
quickly to inform them of the new dates of the Parisian edition in 2021.



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