Coronavirus: ENERGY STORAGE EUROPE 2020 postponed until 16-18 March 2021
Düsseldorf, 24 March 2020. ENERGY STORAGE EUROPE 2020 is postponed until 16-18 March 2021 due to the effects of coronavirus/Covid-19. It will thus take place from Tuesday to Thursday during calendar week 11 of 2021.
With this announcement of the dates, Messe Düsseldorf is reacting promptly to the recent postponement of the leading trade fair for the global energy storage industry. In consultation with the trade fair advisory board and all partners involved, this decision was made in order to counteract the increasingly dynamic developments regarding the possible spread of the coronavirus.
"It is very important for us to announce this new date which will allow exhibitors, visitors and the media to make reliable plans," explains Erhard Wienkamp, Managing Director of Messe Düsseldorf GmbH, and adds: "Our partners can trust us to act responsibly and calmly even in difficult situations."
As ENERGY STORAGE EUROPE’s partner, BVES - Bundesverband Energiespeicher Systeme e.V. - fully supports the decision. "We expressly welcome the fact that Messe Düsseldorf had the courage to take this step and that we are now collectively providing a clear perspective for 2021. Planning security is entirely in the interests of the energy storage industry. In our opinion, ENERGY STORAGE EUROPE has reacted cautiously, sensibly and correctly, taking all advantages and disadvantages into consideration," says Urban Windelen, CEO of BVES.
Existing contracts with Messe Düsseldorf remain valid for the new date. The same applies to visitor tickets already purchased. If visitors have any queries, they can send an e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org.
With a revenue of around EUR 369 million in 2019, the Messe Düsseldorf Group has maintained its position as one of Germany's most successful trade fair companies. 29,195 exhibitors presented their products to 1.4 million trade visitors at events in Düsseldorf in 2019. Compared with previous events, this was an increase in the numbers of both exhibitors and visitors. The Düsseldorf Exhibition Centre hosts around 50 trade fairs in five sectors of expertise: machinery, plants and equipment; the retail trade, trades and services; medicine and healthcare; lifestyle and beauty, and leisure. The trade fairs include 22 proprietary number-one events as well as, currently, 15 robust partner and guest events. Also, its subsidiary Düsseldorf Congress held over 1,000 conventions, corporate events, conferences and meetings in 2019, attracting around 365,000 delegates in all. In addition, the Messe Düsseldorf Group organises 75 proprietary events, joint events and contracted events in other countries and is one of the leading export platforms in the world. Proprietary events in Düsseldorf attracted around 73% international exhibitors and 37% international visitors in 2019. The group runs a global network of 77 international offices, including 7 international subsidiaries.