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".
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What about partner and guest events?
Reed Exhibitions Germany has cancelled the PSI planned for 18 to 20 May.
ALUMINIUM, the world's leading trade fair for the aluminum industry, scheduled for May 18-20, 2021, in Düsseldorf, Germany, has been rescheduled to September 28-30.
The VDW (Verein Deutscher Werkzeugmaschinenfabriken; English: German Machine Tool Builders' Association) will hold the "METAV digital" instead of the METAV face-to-face event planned for March 23-26, 2021. This format is to be retained in the future as a supplement to the METAV's face-to-face events. The hybrid concept is to be implemented as early as METAV 2022, which will be held from 8 to 12 March 2022 in conjunction with Messe Düsseldorf.
The organiser of "Flotte! Der Branchentreff" has decided to postpone the nationwide networking event of the fleet industry from 24 to 25 March 2021 to 9 to 10 June 2021.
The organiser of Tissue World has decided to postpone the event originally planned for March 2021 in Düsseldorf until September 2021. Tissue World Düsseldorf 2021 will now take place from 21 to 23 September 2021.
Reed Exhibitions Deutschland has postponed the trade fair trio consisting of PSI, PromoTex Expo and viscom planned for 12 to 14 January 2021 to 18 to 20 May 2021.
The INTERBRIDE will take place from 29 to 31 May 2021.
The BioWest was postponed to 16 May 2020.
ElectronicPartner has cancelled its annual event 2020, which was to take place on 7 and 8 March at the Düsseldorf Exhibition Centre.
CHEFS CULINAR has postponed its trade fair in Düsseldorf scheduled for September 2020 to September 12 to 13, 2021.
The Transgourmet Messe essenz in Düsseldorf planned for October 2020 has been cancelled by the organizer. An alternative date is not yet known.
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)
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