The largest trade fair, congress and event organiser Messe Frankfurt, will not, be holding any of its own physical trade fairs at its Frankfurt exhibition grounds between January and March 2021. The company is said, to be revamping its spring trade fair calendar, to focus on new synergies and digital offerings.
Messe Frankfurt has already organised 13 large trade fairs at various locations in China since the crisis began.
However, it is not possible to hold such events in Germany at present. This is in spite of the fact that exhibition halls are among the safest enclosed buildings in which people can spend time without being subjected to an increased risk of infection.
The halls can be continuously resupplied with fresh air, and in conjunction with the measures included in our extensive hygiene concept, people could safely do business in person here on the Frankfurt exhibition grounds.
Now that it is not only governments tightening travel restrictions, but also companies, the latest pandemic developments are causing growing uncertainty amongst trade fair customers.
Wolfgang Marzin, president and chief executive officer of Messe Frankfurt said: “It is important for our customers that we make a decision at an early date, as it would otherwise be time for them to begin investing in their trade fair presentations. Messe Frankfurt will continue to work closely with its customers to ensure that its decisions serve the interests of the exhibiting industries.”