Dear customers and partners of Koelnmesse,
We are currently receiving enquiries about whether a potential threat from the occurrence of the corona virus in China will have an impact on our Koelnmesse events.
For Koelnmesse’s part, we take the topic seriously and have initiated a state of heightened vigilance. This includes us being in permanent dialogue with the health authorities.
The INTERNATIONAL HARDWARE FAIR COLOGNE planned in Cologne from 1 March 2020 has been postponed to a new date in February 2021. This is how Koelnmesse is responding to the increasingly acute global situation around the recent occurrence of the coronavirus.
All other Koelnmesse’s events in Cologne will be going ahead as planned.
The Chinese Koelnmesse event interzum guangzhou (28-31 March 2020) has been postponed. A new date will be announced. EmTech ASIA (25-26 February 2020) in Singapore will also be postponed to 4.-5. August 2020. The MIECF (26.-28. March 2020) in China is cancelled. At this time, plans remain in place for all other outbound Koelnmesse events to be carried out as scheduled.
More information can be found here:
World Health Organization (WHO)
Robert Koch Institute
Statement of AUMA, Association of the German Trade Fair Industry
Joint UFI/SISO statement on the Coronavirus and the global exhibitions and events industry (pdf)
As of 25.02.2020