Messe Düsseldorf GmbH evaluates the staging of proprietary events at the Düsseldorf exhibition centre
The VDW (Verein Deutscher Werkzeugmaschinenfabrike; English: German Machine Tool Builders' Association), organiser of METAV 2020 – International Trade Fair for Metalworking Technologies – today decided to postpone the trade fair, which was to be held in Düsseldorf from 10 to 13 March. In coordination with Messe Düsseldorf, a new date for the event will be sought in the near future.
Against the background of the postponement of METAV and a not yet foreseeable situation regarding the corona virus in Düsseldorf and NRW, Messe Düsseldorf will re-evaluate the situation for the upcoming proprietary events at the Düsseldorf Exhibition Centre following the pending decision of the health authorities. This concerns the BEAUTY, TOP HAIR, ENERGY STORAGE EUROPE, ProWein, wire and Tube trade fairs.
Werner M. Dornscheidt, Chairman of the Board of Management of Messe Düsseldorf GmbH: "We take the concerns about the corona virus that are being brought to our attention very seriously. The safety of our customers, partners, employees and neighbours is our top priority. We are in direct contact with the responsible health authorities and trust in their recommendation".
Dr. Andrea Gränzdörffer Head of Corporate Communications / Press Spokeswoman Tel.: +49 (0) 211/4560-555 Fax: +49 (0) 211/4560-87555 E-mail: GraenzdoerfferA@messe-dusseldorf.de
The Messe Düsseldorf Group*
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.