Metallurgy Russia and Litmash Russia postponed to next year: 8 to 10 June 2021
The Metallurgy Russia and Litmash Russia trade fairs originally scheduled for 9 to 11 June 2020 will be postponed to next year – to 8 – 10 June 2021, to be precise. The two metal trade fairs have been successfully organised by Metal Expo/Russia in cooperation with Messe Düsseldorf GmbH and its Russian subsidiary Messe Düsseldorf Moscow at the Moscow Exhibition Centre Krasnaya Presnya for some ten years now.
“Against the backdrop of the most recent developments in terms of COVID-19 the re-scheduling of the two metal trade fairs was inevitable – but the only right decision to take in view of the health and safety of our exhibitors, visitors and members of staff,” says Friedrich-Georg Kehrer, Global Portfolio Director Metals and Flow Technologies at Messe Düsseldorf, and goes on to say: With this move we are complying with the recommendations made by the Russian Ministry of Health as well as of the crisis team of the German Federal Government.”
Underlining this decision Alexey Efimov, General Manager of Metal Expo, says: “The effects of the Corona crisis are currently making personal exchange and networking among businesspeople impossible. This means that a crucial characteristic of trade fairs is lost. We take this fact into account by postponing the two trade fairs. Needless to say, our customers can rest assured: next year they will be in for a programme rich in themes, of current relevance to the industry and tuned to the needs of our exhibitors and visitors. For the time being, however, the health of our exhibitors, visitors, employees and families and friends are centre stage.”
The exhibitor registrations will also stay valid for the new dates. The person for exhibitors to contact at Messe Düsseldorf is Caroline Schmidt (SchmidtCa@messe-duesseldorf.de).
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.