As many of you know, every five years, Canon unveils what the future holds and presents its latest technologies and innovations at the Canon EXPO worldwide. The EXPO is made up of a series of events representative of all our fields of activity, not only in the EMEA region but all over the world, starting with Tokyo, followed by the United States, then by the EMEA region. and finally ends in Shanghai.
We had announced to you that the EXPO in the EMEA region would take place in Barcelona (Spain) from October 19 to 21, 2021, at the Center Conventions International Barcelona (CCIB).
Due to the uncertainties facing governments, businesses, and consumers around the world in the coming months, it has become clear to us that we need to review the timing and format of the EXPO program. We will, therefore, consolidate all the exhibition sites in one place, Tokyo, and hold only one event between the fall of 2021 and the end of 2022.
Renamed ‘Canon Global EXPO', this unique event will present innovations in all fields of activity and sectors of all companies of the Canon Group. Thousands of guests from around the world, including from your region, will be invited to participate. For the first time, EXPO will also reach digital and online audiences around the world so that people can collaborate and participate virtually, wherever they are in the world.
By reaching a larger digital audience and focusing on one place, we will offer a new, impactful and exciting way to demonstrate our great ability to innovate on a global scale and how the future of our society looks. . We will provide more details in the coming weeks.