Messe Düsseldorf GmbH and its local partner Tezulaş Fuar are postponing the leading trade fair for Turkish Occupational Safety and Health - TOS+H EXPO in Istanbul due to the effects of the Coronavirus Covid-19. It will now take place from 11 to 14 July 2020. In close coordination with the Turkish Ministry of Family, Labor and Social Services and all partners involved, we have found this alternative date.
In doing so, 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. Added to this is the complicated travel situation, especially for international customers.
Werner M. Dornscheidt, CEO of Messe Düsseldorf GmbH: "Our customers, partners and employees trust us. Not only when it comes to the professional and successful handling of major international events. They can also have this trust in us when we make decisions about critical situations in the interests of their safety".
Parallel to TOS+H Expo, 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.