Messe Düsseldorf has cancelled all of its events at the Düsseldorf site until June 2021 due to the Covid 19 pandemic. In total, the following trade fairs are affected in the 1st half of 2021:
interpack and components (25.02.-03.03)
Energy Storage Europe (16.-18.03.)
boot (17.-25.04.; original date: 23.-30.01.)
TOP HAIR (29.-30.05.)
The affected B2B trade fairs will be held in line with their usual cycles.
At present, the resumption of business at the home base Düsseldorf is scheduled for autumn. The trade fair calender lists CARAVAN SALON Düsseldorf (27/08 – 05/09), REHACARE (06/10 – 09/10), A+A (26/10 – 29/10), MEDICA and COMPAMED (both 15/11 – 18/11). Holding the events depends on many factors: one prerequisite among others being that exhibitors and visitors can travel, be accommodated and catered for here in the city. The vaccination progress gives Messe Düsseldorf cause for cautious optimism here. Messe Düsseldorf is attentively observing the current situation and will reassess developments with its partners to take a responsible decision.
We have already proven: successful trade fairs can also be held with the highest protection possible for all parties involved in COVID times. We have developed a comprehensive hygiene and infection protection concept which was debuted at the CARAVAN SALON in September 2020. This was held with 107,000 visitors as Germany’s first major trade fair after the lockdown in spring.
You can always find the current status of all dates online in our trade fair calendar: www.messe-duesseldorf.de/fair_calendar. There you can also register for the Up-to-Date newsletter to be informed about changes in dates.
Here you will find an overview of the most important questions and answers:
Here you can find an overview of the most important questions and answers:
What about partner and guest events?
METAV: The VDW (Verein Deutscher Werkzeugmaschinenfabriken; English: German Machine Tool Builders' Association) has held the "METAV digital" instead of the METAV face-to-face event planned for March 23-26, 2021. This format is to be retained in the future as a supplement to the METAV's face-to-face events. The hybrid concept is to be implemented as early as METAV 2022, which will be held from 8 to 12 March 2022 in conjunction with Messe Düsseldorf.
PSI – PromoTex Expo – viscom: The trade show trio planned for 18-20 May, 2021 will now take place this year online. Under the name "PSI Digital", the three trade shows for the promotional products, textile and finishing industries will offer a top-class online programme – live and on-demand – from 19 to 21 May, 2021. In addition, there will be a Digital Friday on every second Friday of the month from June until the next face-to-face event in January.
INTERBRIDE: The trade fair for bridal fashion, grooms and evening wear in the heart of Europe will be held from July 11 to 13, 2021.
„Flotte! Der Branchentreff“: The nationwide networking event for the fleet industry will take place in Hall 6 from 15 to 16 September 2021.
CHEFS CULINAR: The Düsseldorf trade fair will take place from September 12 to 13, 2021.
Tissue World Düsseldorf: The World's Largest Dedicated Tissue Industry Trade Show will be held in Düsseldorf from September 21 to 23, 2021.
expopharm: The largest European trade fair for the pharmacy market will take place from September 22 to 25, 2021.
ALUMINIUM: The world's leading trade fair for the aluminum industry will take place from September 28 to 30, 2021.
SportsInnovation: The trade fair at which numerous exhibitors from the areas of sport, media and sports facilities present the trends of the future in their fields will take place on 11 and 12 May 2022 in Düsseldorf.
BioWest: The next organic trade show for retailers will be held on April 10, 2022.
What about congresses and events? (DC)
Various organisers have postponed or called off their conventions and/or events to be held at Düsseldorf Congress venues (CCD Congress Center Düsseldorf and exhibition halls).
In spite of this, some conventions and events ran successfully in 2020, including:
Dokomi, Europe’s biggest Anime and Japan Expo with 28,000 participants
The “Extraforum zur EEG-Novelle” (Extra Forum on the Renewable Energy Act Amendment) held by the North Rhine-Westphalian Association of Real Estate Managers (VDIV NRW e.V.)
Meininger’s International Wine Conference
All events were held in compliance with strict infection protection and hygiene provisions. To this end, a comprehensive Protection and Hygiene Concept was developed.
In addition to this, Düsseldorf Congress has extended its portfolio to include professional streaming solutions. The spacious and flexible premises of CCD Congress Center Düsseldorf serve as a professional broadcasting studio. This year already saw a number of events successfully held as virtual or hybrid formats including:
Uniper Annual General Meeting 2020 (virtual)
Think Tank extended (hybrid)
General Assembly of Städtetag NRW (virtual)
Düsseldorf City Council meetings (hybrid)
If you need information on a specific event, please contact: