Messe Düsseldorf cancels boot 2021 due to ongoing pandemic
Next boot Düsseldorf from 22 to 30 January 2022
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Messe Düsseldorf decided on Thursday, 21 January, to cancel boot Düsseldorf for 2021 due to the ongoing pandemic and the associated worldwide lockdown measures. The next boot, as scheduled in the trade fair calendar, will open its doors from 22 to 30 January 2022. Under the given circumstances, an implementation on the planned date in April is no longer guaranteed, says Wolfram N. Diener, CEO of Messe Düsseldorf: "The continuing high level of infection and the fact that the end of the lockdown is not foreseeable for the time being make a resumption of trade fair operations at the end of April appear increasingly unrealistic. We have reassessed the situation with our partners and jointly decided to cancel boot 2021 early. Our priority is the health and planning security of our exhibitors, visitors and service providers. All activities will now be focused on the successful staging of boot 2022."
The aim, he said, is to return to the concept of boot Düsseldorf both as an event for all water sports enthusiasts and as a business and networking platform for the international trade audience. For 2022, he added, work is also underway on a hybrid trade fair experience that will, among other things, enable digital participation in seminars and events at boot Düsseldorf.
boot 2022 will start with the registration portal for interested companies in May this year.
The boot Düsseldorf team will be happy to answer any questions exhibitors, visitors and the media may have. Up-to-date information about the fair and international water sports is available at www.boot.com.
The Messe Düsseldorf Group generated sales amounting to EUR 131.5 million in the Covid-19 year 2020. At the seven events in Düsseldorf 5,558 exhibitors presented their products to 534,914 trade visitors in this trade fair year. Messe Düsseldorf has developed a ground-breaking Hygiene and Infection Protection Concept, which was successfully put to work at CARAVAN SALON as Germany’s first major trade fair held since spring 2020. Düsseldorf exhibition centre hosts around 40 trade fairs in the five fields of expertise: “Machinery, Plants & Equipment”, “Retail, Crafts & Services”, “Medicine & Health”, “Lifestyle & Beauty” as well as “Leisure”, including 22 No. 1 trade fairs as well as, currently, 15 robust partner and guest events. Add to this over 1,000 conventions, corporate events, congresses and meetings held by its subsidiary Düsseldorf Congress. In addition to this, the Messe Düsseldorf Group organises 75 events, joint events and contracted events abroad and is one of the leading export platforms worldwide. The group of companies runs a global network with 77 foreign representations serving 141 countries – including 7 international subsidiaries.