Berlin, 28 February 2020 – ITB Berlin 2020 will not get place. Thanks to the rapid distribute of the new coronavirus (COVID-19) the Federal Ministry of Health and the Federal Ministry of Economics have mentioned their belief that ITB Berlin be cancelled. This night at 1827 hrs, the responsible wellness authority of the district of Charlottenburg-Wilmersdorf in Berlin imposed appreciably tighter limitations on holding the event. Between its requirements, the authority stipulated that every participant would will need to prove to Messe Berlin that they have been not from a specified possibility region or had not been in speak to with a human being or people from a possibility region. It is not probable for Messe Berlin to fulfill these requirements general.
Messe Berlin had for months manufactured it known that a selection on holding or cancelling large-scale events would only be taken based mostly on the tips or recommendations of the suitable expert authorities. Only they have the vital facts and expert awareness in order to attract the proper conclusions.
Dr. Christian Göke, CEO of Messe Berlin GmbH, said: ”With much more than ten,000 exhibitors from more than 180 countries ITB Berlin is incredibly critical for the world’s tourism business. We get our accountability for the wellness and safety of our guests, exhibitors and workforce incredibly critically. It is with a weighty heart that we ought to now come to terms with the cancellation of ITB Berlin 2020.”
Chairman of the Supervisory Board of Messe Berlin Wolf-Dieter Wolf said: ”Not as soon as in the fifty four-year background of the event have ITB Berlin and Messe Berlin seasoned a related condition. We would like to thank all exhibitors and associates from all more than the entire world who more than the earlier number of times and months have stood by ITB Berlin. We look forward to continuing the trusted romance with our associates in the current market.“
About ITB Berlin
With all over ten,000 exhibitors from much more than 180 countries and an general attendance of a hundred and sixty,000 ITB Berlin is the World’s Main Vacation Exhibit. In 2021 it will get place from ten to fourteen March. Complete specifics of ITB Berlin and ITB’s trade demonstrates overseas can be discovered on the new, global platform at www.itb.com. This is wherever, in spite of the cancellation, buyers can join with other participants, exchange views and stay in touch with ITB. It also provides buyers the possibility to do business, network and get facts on all four ITB trade demonstrates 365 times a year and offers effortless access for newcomers to the sector.
About Messe Berlin
Primarily based on turnover and expansion, Messe Berlin is one of the world’s 10 main trade truthful businesses. Every year it develops, marketplaces and hosts hundreds of dwell events in Berlin and all over the entire world. Its wide-ranging portfolio incorporates ITB, IFA, InnoTrans, FRUIT LOGISTICA and the Global Eco-friendly Week, all main global trade fairs, as very well as significant conferences and legendary events such as the road celebrations (Fanmeile) at the Brandenburg Gate. Messe Berlin has all over ninety international reps who current market events in more than 170 countries. Every year some 30,000 customers of the media from all sections of the entire world get accreditation for events on the exhibition grounds in Berlin wherever the company has its headquarters. Therefore, Messe Berlin functions as a driving drive of the metropolis that is Berlin. Its goal is to be an fantastic host for guests to every event at Messe Berlin, to give folks an optimum raise for their business and to make sure truthful problems for every person. This solution is mirrored in the company slogan: ‘Messe Berlin – Hosting the World’.