Berlin, 28 February 2020 – ITB Berlin 2020 will not consider put. Owing to the immediate unfold of the new coronavirus (COVID-19) the Federal Ministry of Wellness and the Federal Ministry of Economics have mentioned their impression that ITB Berlin be cancelled. This night at 1827 hrs, the dependable health authority of the district of Charlottenburg-Wilmersdorf in Berlin imposed drastically tighter limits on keeping the function. Amongst its necessities, the authority stipulated that each and every participant would have to have to prove to Messe Berlin that they were not from a selected risk location or experienced not been in make contact with with a individual or individuals from a risk location. It is not possible for Messe Berlin to satisfy these necessities total.
Messe Berlin experienced for months created it recognized that a choice on keeping or cancelling significant-scale events would only be taken centered on the suggestions or recommendations of the appropriate specialist authorities. Only they have the important details and specialist knowledge in get to draw the ideal conclusions.
Dr. Christian Göke, CEO of Messe Berlin GmbH, explained: ”With much more than ten,000 exhibitors from over one hundred eighty international locations ITB Berlin is extremely essential for the world’s tourism sector. We consider our responsibility for the health and security of our people, exhibitors and employees quite severely. It is with a major heart that we will have to now appear to phrases with the cancellation of ITB Berlin 2020.”
Chairman of the Supervisory Board of Messe Berlin Wolf-Dieter Wolf explained: ”Not once in the fifty four-yr background of the function have ITB Berlin and Messe Berlin experienced a related condition. We would like to thank all exhibitors and partners from all over the planet who over the past handful of times and months have stood by ITB Berlin. We seem ahead to continuing the dependable marriage with our partners in the market place.“
About ITB Berlin
With about ten,000 exhibitors from much more than one hundred eighty international locations and an total attendance of a hundred and sixty,000 ITB Berlin is the World’s Top Journey Demonstrate. In 2021 it will consider put from ten to 14 March. Entire facts of ITB Berlin and ITB’s trade exhibits overseas can be uncovered on the new, world wide platform at www.itb.com. This is the place, even with the cancellation, users can connect with other individuals, trade views and keep in touch with ITB. It also provides users the prospect to do business, network and get details on all 4 ITB trade exhibits 365 times a yr and provides straightforward accessibility for newcomers to the sector.
About Messe Berlin
Based mostly on turnover and growth, Messe Berlin is just one of the world’s 10 leading trade fair businesses. Each yr it develops, marketplaces and hosts hundreds of are living events in Berlin and about the planet. Its wide-ranging portfolio involves ITB, IFA, InnoTrans, FRUIT LOGISTICA and the International Inexperienced Week, all leading world wide trade fairs, as nicely as big conferences and iconic events these types of as the road celebrations (Fanmeile) at the Brandenburg Gate. Messe Berlin has about 90 international reps who market place events in over 170 international locations. Each yr some thirty,000 customers of the media from all sections of the planet attain accreditation for events on the exhibition grounds in Berlin the place the company has its headquarters. So, Messe Berlin functions as a driving power of the metropolis that is Berlin. Its purpose is to be an fantastic host for people to just about every function at Messe Berlin, to give people today an the best possible improve for their business and to be certain fair disorders for absolutely everyone. This solution is mirrored in the company slogan: ‘Messe Berlin – Hosting the World’.