The HANNOVER MESSE Team reports that HANNOVER MESSE 2020 is not going to happen as originally planned and scheduled.
Every day, we have observed the dynamic development around Sars-Cov-19. A few weeks ago, the initial situation was completely different. Today, we face massive travel restrictions, border closings, bans on gatherings, and curfews – in Germany, in Europe and throughout the world.
You also feel the serious effects of the corona crisis in your company. Our exhibitors have told us about declining sales and supply bottlenecks. Numerous companies have decreed production stops and reduced working hours. Currently, an end to this situation or even the beginning of a cautious improvement is not in sight. Together with our exhibitors and partners, we believed until the end in the staging of HANNOVER MESSE and, side by side, we did everything possible to make it happen.
As a last consequence, Hannover has issued a decree that prohibits all major international events in the Hannover region until mid-July. This eliminates the possibility of HANNOVER MESSE in 2020.
However, we do not want to cancel the show entirely. Another format will bridge the gap from now until April 2021, because we are convinced: especially in times of crisis, the need for orientation and exchange is greater than ever. Therefore, we are currently working intensely on a digital information and networking platform for HANNOVER MESSE that we will open shortly for you as our customer.
However, we are firmly convinced that direct, person-to-person contact is irreplaceable and we are already looking forward to HANNOVER MESSE 2021.
Stay healthy and all the best!
PS: Your purchased ticket will be cancelled by the HANNOVER MESSE and you will be refunded the full purchase price. You will receive an official cancellation notice from them shortly and do not need to take any action yourself. In connection with the cancellation of the event, the HANNOVER MESSE is currently receiving a large number of inquiries. Please understand that the processing may take a certain amount of time.