Berlin, 28 February 2020 – ITB Berlin 2020 will not acquire area. Thanks to the rapid unfold of the new coronavirus (COVID-19) the Federal Ministry of Wellbeing and the Federal Ministry of Economics have stated their view that ITB Berlin be cancelled. This night at 1827 hrs, the liable well being authority of the district of Charlottenburg-Wilmersdorf in Berlin imposed appreciably tighter limitations on keeping the function. Among the its necessities, the authority stipulated that each individual participant would need to have to establish to Messe Berlin that they were being not from a designated chance space or had not been in get hold of with a individual or folks from a chance space. It is not possible for Messe Berlin to satisfy these necessities total.
Messe Berlin had for weeks designed it regarded that a decision on keeping or cancelling massive-scale occasions would only be taken dependent on the suggestions or instructions of the pertinent professional authorities. Only they possess the important facts and professional knowledge in buy to attract the correct conclusions.
Dr. Christian Göke, CEO of Messe Berlin GmbH, claimed: ”With more than ten,000 exhibitors from above a hundred and eighty international locations ITB Berlin is incredibly crucial for the world’s tourism field. We acquire our responsibility for the well being and protection of our website visitors, exhibitors and employees incredibly seriously. It is with a major heart that we will have to now arrive to phrases with the cancellation of ITB Berlin 2020.”
Chairman of the Supervisory Board of Messe Berlin Wolf-Dieter Wolf claimed: ”Not at the time in the 54-yr record of the function have ITB Berlin and Messe Berlin knowledgeable a very similar situation. We would like to thank all exhibitors and companions from all above the earth who above the previous couple times and weeks have stood by ITB Berlin. We seem ahead to continuing the reliable connection with our companions in the current market.“
About ITB Berlin
With around ten,000 exhibitors from more than a hundred and eighty international locations and an total attendance of one hundred sixty,000 ITB Berlin is the World’s Primary Journey Demonstrate. In 2021 it will acquire area from ten to 14 March. Complete aspects of ITB Berlin and ITB’s trade exhibits abroad can be found on the new, world-wide system at www.itb.com. This is where by, inspite of the cancellation, consumers can hook up with other participants, trade views and keep in touch with ITB. It also gives consumers the chance to do company, network and get facts on all four ITB trade exhibits 365 times a yr and gives effortless entry for newcomers to the sector.
About Messe Berlin
Based on turnover and growth, Messe Berlin is a single of the world’s ten leading trade truthful businesses. Each yr it develops, marketplaces and hosts hundreds of live occasions in Berlin and around the earth. Its large-ranging portfolio includes ITB, IFA, InnoTrans, FRUIT LOGISTICA and the Worldwide Green Week, all leading world-wide trade fairs, as well as major conferences and legendary occasions these kinds of as the avenue celebrations (Fanmeile) at the Brandenburg Gate. Messe Berlin has around 90 overseas associates who current market occasions in above one hundred seventy international locations. Each yr some thirty,000 members of the media from all elements of the earth acquire accreditation for occasions on the exhibition grounds in Berlin where by the organization has its headquarters. As a result, Messe Berlin functions as a driving drive of the metropolis that is Berlin. Its purpose is to be an excellent host for website visitors to each function at Messe Berlin, to give people today an optimum boost for their company and to make certain truthful disorders for every person. This method is mirrored in the organization slogan: ‘Messe Berlin – Web hosting the World’.