(Image Credit: High End Society)
(Image Credit: High End Society)

Due to the Ongoing Covid-19 Pandemic

High End Munich and IPS Postponed to May 2022

The High End Audio Show 2021, which was planned to take place in Munich from September 9 to 12, 2021, will be moved to May 2022 due to the ongoing uncertain development of the Covid-19 pandemic. The High End Society Service GmbH has decided to take this step after reassessing the current situation in close consultation with the board of the High End Society e.V.

This means that the leading international audio trade show will once again open its doors in spring; from May 19 to 22, 2022 at the MOC in Munich. The IPS – International Parts + Supply, which was scheduled to take place parallel to the HIGH END, will also be held in the coming year and will celebrate its premiere on May 19 and 20, 2022.

Although the halls and atriums of the MOC are fully booked and a detailed hygiene and infection protection concept has been carefully developed, the organizer believes that postponing the show at an early stage is necessary, given the current situation. “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,” states Stefan Dreischärf, Managing Director of the event organizer, the company HIGH END SOCIETY Service GmbH. He regrets that all hi-fi fans will now have to wait even longer for the annual industry highlight due to the postponement. “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,” explains the experienced trade show manager.

Given that the pandemic is not being contained as quickly as hoped, nobody can foresee whether an international trade show would actually be able to take place with satisfying results for everyone involved in September. When planning and hosting their trade shows, Stefan Dreischärf and his team give everything to provide their exhibitors with optimal conditions for successful business dealings. In addition to that, the organizers are aware of their continued responsibility to protect the health of all parties involved and guarantee planning reliability.

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