High End Munich Postponed Until May 2022
High End Munich 2021 has now been rescheduled to take place in May 2022.
High End Munich 2021, which had been bumped back to run between September 9 until 12, 2021, has now been moved to May 2022.
The organising body, High End Society Service GmbH, has blamed the ongoing impact of the Covid-19 pandemic. The result is that the world-renowned audio trade show effectively returns to its usual spring timeslot and be held at the MOC Event Center in Munich from May 19 to 22, 2022.
Additionally, the IPS – International Parts + Supply event, which was due to be held alongside the High End, has also be postponed until the new year and will open its doors for the first time on May 19 and 20, 2022.
As we reported, the halls and atriums of the MOC are fully booked, and a meticulous hygiene and infection protection concept had been developed; even so, the organiser believes that taking this action at an early stage is necessary given the current situation.
Stefan Dreischärf, Managing Director of High End Society Service GmbH, told StereoNET:
We have prepared for the event extremely well and were confident that the HIGH END and the new IPS would be able to take place this autumn despite the changing conditions. That said, we have to adopt a far-sighted approach to maintain the trust of our exhibitors. Given the slow development on a global scale, we believe that the current situation is too uncertain. The risk of having to cancel the event at short notice is simply too high.
WHAT WE THINK
It is hoped that the current measures will have been significantly eased by next year, and global travel is, therefore, likely to be possible with no limitations. It's a shame that this will make it two years in a row without this most excellent show - possibly the best in the world - as High End Munich 2020 was also a victim of the pandemic. However, we do agree with the decision.
We look forward to seeing you all at High End Munich 2022, though!
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