HANNOVER MESSE 2020, one of Europe’s leading trade fairs for industrial technology, which was originally scheduled to run from April 20–24, and later postponed to July 13–17 due to coronavirus (COVID-19), has now been cancelled for this year. This is the first time in HANNOVER MESSE’s seventy-three-year history that the event will not take place.
As every year, we were looking forward to welcome you in person at our booth at the HANNOVER MESSE, but of course we understand that the health and safety of the exhibitors and audience comes first.
Event organiser Deutsche Messe AG said in an official statement, “Comprehensive travel restrictions, bans on group gatherings and a prohibition decree in the Hannover region make it impossible to stage HANNOVER MESSE.”
Dr Jochen Köckler, Chairman of the Board of Management at Deutsche Messe, stated, “Given the dynamic development around COVID-19 and the extensive restrictions on public and economic life, HANNOVER MESSE cannot take place this year. Our exhibitors, partners and our entire team did everything they could to make it happen, but today we have to accept that in 2020 it will not be possible to host the world’s most important industrial event.”
Köckler explained that despite the event’s cancellation, various web-based services will enable HANNOVER MESSE exhibitors and visitors to exchange information about upcoming economic policy challenges and technological solutions.
Wolfgang Weber, Chairman of the ZVEI Management Board: “The fact that HANNOVER MESSE 2020 cannot be hosted is a bitter loss, but it is the right decision. For the electrical industry, the fair is the showcase to the world, which unfortunately remains closed this year. So our companies will use the time until 2021 to manage the considerable consequences of Corona. Next year, they will then present themselves with the latest products and solutions for Industry 4.0 and the energy system of the future.”
As we continue to go through these unprecedented times, we would like to thank you, our customers and partners, for your loyalty. We truly appreciate you.
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HANNOVER MESSE is expected to return April 12–16, 2021 – we hope to see you there!
Edited from a HANNOVER MESSE press release by CFE Media. Pictures credits: Deutsche Messe AG