The trade fair, originally intended to be held from December 20-22, 2022, will be rescheduled to August 29-31, 2023 at the same venue, the Shanghai New International Expo Centre.

The event has reportedly been rescheduled due to ongoing Covid-19 restrictions in China as a result of the epidemic prevention and control requirements of Shanghai and the Joint Prevention and Control Mechanism of the State Council.

In a statement, the ACLE organisers said: “We sincerely apologise for the inconvenience caused to our exhibitors, buyers, invited guests and industry friends. We appreciate your patience and understanding.”

They further said that, with the improvement of the epidemic situation in China and implementation of new policy, they are confident in putting on the 2023 event and look forward to welcoming the industry to Shanghai again.