“Given the uncertain situation and the state of health emergency that has now been extended for several more months, we believed it was important to take this decision earlier than initially intended.
“The infection control measures will most likely still be required in September, and it would be nearly impossible to strictly comply with these measures at SPACE, due to the large numbers of people at the Expo,” said the organizers.
They said their international participants would be unable to attend due to the worldwide travel restrictions in place until further notice.
SPACE brings considerable economic benefits for that region of France, estimated at €91m in local economic activity, said the team behind the expo.
The next instalment of the trade show will be September 14-17, 2021.