Berlin, 28 February 2020 – ITB Berlin 2020 will not get spot. Due to the speedy unfold of the new coronavirus (COVID-19) the Federal Ministry of Health and the Federal Ministry of Economics have stated their impression that ITB Berlin be cancelled. This evening at 1827 hrs, the responsible wellness authority of the district of Charlottenburg-Wilmersdorf in Berlin imposed significantly tighter limitations on holding the celebration. Among its needs, the authority stipulated that every participant would want to confirm to Messe Berlin that they were being not from a designated risk region or experienced not been in call with a individual or individuals from a hazard place. It is not doable for Messe Berlin to satisfy these prerequisites total.
Messe Berlin experienced for months made it identified that a final decision on keeping or cancelling big-scale activities would only be taken centered on the recommendations or guidelines of the pertinent specialist authorities. Only they possess the necessary info and specialist awareness in purchase to draw the right conclusions.
Dr. Christian Göke, CEO of Messe Berlin GmbH, stated: ”With additional than 10,000 exhibitors from about 180 international locations ITB Berlin is exceptionally important for the world’s tourism field. We get our duty for the health and security of our people, exhibitors and employees extremely very seriously. It is with a major coronary heart that we need to now occur to phrases with the cancellation of ITB Berlin 2020.”
Chairman of the Supervisory Board of Messe Berlin Wolf-Dieter Wolf stated: ”Not after in the 54-year historical past of the function have ITB Berlin and Messe Berlin skilled a similar problem. We would like to thank all exhibitors and associates from all above the entire world who more than the past couple days and months have stood by ITB Berlin. We glimpse ahead to continuing the reliable relationship with our partners in the marketplace.“
About ITB Berlin
With all-around 10,000 exhibitors from extra than 180 nations and an general attendance of 160,000 ITB Berlin is the World’s Main Vacation Exhibit. In 2021 it will take put from 10 to 14 March. Total details of ITB Berlin and ITB’s trade reveals abroad can be identified on the new, world-wide platform at www.itb.com. This is exactly where, regardless of the cancellation, users can link with other contributors, trade views and keep in contact with ITB. It also presents users the prospect to do small business, network and get facts on all 4 ITB trade shows 365 times a 12 months and delivers effortless accessibility for newcomers to the sector.
About Messe Berlin
Primarily based on turnover and development, Messe Berlin is one of the world’s ten top trade fair corporations. Each individual 12 months it develops, markets and hosts hundreds of reside activities in Berlin and all-around the world. Its wide-ranging portfolio includes ITB, IFA, InnoTrans, FRUIT LOGISTICA and the International Inexperienced 7 days, all primary world trade fairs, as well as significant conferences and legendary situations such as the avenue celebrations (Fanmeile) at the Brandenburg Gate. Messe Berlin has all-around 90 international associates who current market occasions in more than 170 nations. Each individual calendar year some 30,000 customers of the media from all components of the planet receive accreditation for events on the exhibition grounds in Berlin wherever the organization has its headquarters. Therefore, Messe Berlin acts as a driving power of the metropolis that is Berlin. Its purpose is to be an remarkable host for people to every single celebration at Messe Berlin, to give people today an the best possible strengthen for their company and to ensure honest circumstances for anyone. This method is reflected in the company slogan: ‘Messe Berlin – Web hosting the World’.