Messe Düsseldorf GmbH and its local partner Tezulaş Fuar are postponing the TOS+H EXPO 2020 in Istanbul. In close coordination with all partners involved, the company will promptly discuss an alternative date for the fourth edition of the leading trade fair for Turkish Occupational Safety and Health in order to guarantee planning can reliably proceed.
Due to the dynamic developments of the corona pandemic and by following the decree by the Turkish government to postpone all events, the TOS+H EXPO 2020 will not take place in July as planned. Messe Düsseldorf and Tezulaş Fuar have taken the decision in close coordination and in-depth dialogue with the Turkish Ministry of Family, Labor and Social Services and all partners.
„We are sure that it is in the best interest of all our exhibitors, visitors and staff. The health and safety of all stakeholders takes priority “, says Werner M. Dornscheidt, CEO of Messe Düsseldorf GmbH. „We are taking immediate steps to provide all parties with the required support necessary.”
By postponing the fourth edition of the TOS+H EXPO, Messe Düsseldorf is following the recommendation of the crisis management team of the Turkish Ministry of Health and the German Federal Government taking into account the principles of the Robert Koch Institute when assessing the risk of major events. Based on this recommendation and the recent significant increase in the number of infected persons, including in Europe, Messe Düsseldorf and its partners have jointly reassessed the situation.
The 10th International Congress on Occupational Safety and Health, organized by the Turkish Ministry of Family, Labor and Social Services, will also be postponed.
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.