Such a decision was made by the organizer in view of two reasons: to make the event more effective and to give foreign companies the opportunity to participate.
On August 27, 2020 Cabinet of Ministers of Ukraine issued the decree to prohibit entry to Ukraine for almost all categories of foreign citizens for one month. Since the exhibition is aimed at both foreign visitors and exhibitors in many aspects, the organizer made a decision to change dates of the exhibition and unite it with building exhibition. Facilities of the IEC and infrastructure for union of 2 large events allow fulfilling this plan.
We are publishing the official address of the organizer (you can also see it here):
Dear exhibitors and visitors of Design Living Tendency! It was no secret that autumn season will be hard for us, because we have to work and develop business in conditions of restrictions connected with adaptive quarantine. Exhibition business, unlike many others, is much dependent on these limits. It is not the first crisis that our business undergoes – we successfully withstood downturns in 2008, 2014 and 2020. And it was all because we realized that you – our clients – need such a tool as exhibitions. In all difficult situations we could find a way for you to safely and effectively present your product to clients. Even in conditions of pandemic, following recommendations of Ministry of Health and UFI, we have developed a tool for safe participation in and attendance of the exhibition.
However in conditions of uncertainty we face new challenges every day. As you know, on October 28 at night the restriction for foreigners to cross state borders of Ukraine for one month in order to prevent spreading of COVID-19 on the territory of Ukraine became effective (Decree of Cabinet of Ministers of Ukraine 757 of 27 August, 2020 about amendments to legislation). Since many of our exhibitors and visitors are foreign companies we made a tough, but necessary decision.
What we want most of all is to save the scope of exposition and attendance; that is why we decided to postpone Design Living Tendency. The exhibition Design Living Tendency will be held on October 28-30 simultaneously with building exhibition InterBuildExpo. To increase effectiveness of the event, we unite building, design, architecture and furniture thematic sections, which are interconnected, so that each visitor and exhibitor could gain more added value from participation in our events.
Besides, we inform you that you can order free invitation for Design Living Tendency on the website: http://www.invitation.kiev.ua/.
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