Messe Düsseldorf GmbH has postponed drupa to 20 to 28 April 2021.
In doing so, Messe Düsseldorf is following the recommendation of the crisis management team of the German Federal Government to take into account the principles of the Robert Koch Institute when assessing the risk of major events. Based on this recommendation and the recent significant increase in the number of people infected with the new corona virus (SARS-CoV-2), including in Europe, Messe Düsseldorf has reassessed the situation. In addition, there is the general ruling issued by the city of Düsseldorf on 11 March 2020, in which major events with more than 1,000 participants present at the same time are generally prohibited, as well as the federal and state guidelines on the restriction of social contacts from 22 March 2020.
"The decision was taken in close consultation with our advisory boards and sponsoring associations," emphasises Werner M. Dornscheidt, Chairman of the Board of Management of Messe Düsseldorf GmbH. It also reflects the wishes of individual industries: "As their partner, we are currently doing everything in our power to reduce the economic losses suffered by our exhibitors".
Here you can find an overview of the most important questions and answers:
What about partner and guest events?
INTERBRIDE: The trade fair for bridal fashion, grooms and evening wear in the heart of Europe will be held from July 11 to 13, 2021.
„Flotte! Der Branchentreff“: The nationwide networking event for the fleet industry will take place in Hall 6 from 15 to 16 September 2021.
CHEFS CULINAR: The Düsseldorf trade fair will take place from September 12 to 13, 2021.
Tissue World Düsseldorf: The World's Largest Dedicated Tissue Industry Trade Show will be held in Düsseldorf from September 21 to 23, 2021.
expopharm: The organiser of expopharm, Avoxa - Mediengruppe Deutscher Apotheker, has decided after intensive consultations with the ABDA - Bundesvereinigung Deutscher Apothekerverbände (Federal Association of German Pharmacists) and its partners to cancel expopharm, which is scheduled to take place from 22 to 25 September 2021.
BioWest: The next organic trade show for retailers will be held on April 10, 2022.
What about congresses and events? (DC)
Various organisers have postponed or called off their conventions and/or events to be held at Düsseldorf Congress venues (CCD Congress Center Düsseldorf and exhibition halls).
In spite of this, some conventions and events ran successfully in 2020, including:
Dokomi, Europe’s biggest Anime and Japan Expo with 28,000 participants
The “Extraforum zur EEG-Novelle” (Extra Forum on the Renewable Energy Act Amendment) held by the North Rhine-Westphalian Association of Real Estate Managers (VDIV NRW e.V.)
Meininger’s International Wine Conference
All events were held in compliance with strict infection protection and hygiene provisions. To this end, a comprehensive Protection and Hygiene Concept was developed.
In addition to this, Düsseldorf Congress has extended its portfolio to include professional streaming solutions. The spacious and flexible premises of CCD Congress Center Düsseldorf serve as a professional broadcasting studio. This year already saw a number of events successfully held as virtual or hybrid formats including:
Uniper Annual General Meeting 2020 (virtual)
Think Tank extended (hybrid)
General Assembly of Städtetag NRW (virtual)
Düsseldorf City Council meetings (hybrid)
If you need information on a specific event, please contact:
Due to the effects of the Coronavirus, various foreign events and participations of Messe Düsseldorf are also affected by postponements/cancellations. You can always find the current status of all dates online in our trade fair calendar: www.messe-duesseldorf.de/fair_calendar
Who do I contact for further questions?
Our First Level Support team is at your disposal for all further questions: