Berlin, 28 February 2020 – ITB Berlin 2020 will not acquire location. Due to the quick unfold of the new coronavirus (COVID-19) the Federal Ministry of Wellbeing and the Federal Ministry of Economics have mentioned their impression that ITB Berlin be cancelled. This night at 1827 hrs, the responsible health and fitness authority of the district of Charlottenburg-Wilmersdorf in Berlin imposed considerably tighter constraints on keeping the party. Amongst its requirements, the authority stipulated that every participant would require to show to Messe Berlin that they were not from a selected chance location or experienced not been in get hold of with a man or woman or persons from a chance location. It is not attainable for Messe Berlin to satisfy these requirements all round.
Messe Berlin experienced for weeks designed it regarded that a decision on keeping or cancelling significant-scale activities would only be taken primarily based on the suggestions or guidelines of the related expert authorities. Only they possess the necessary information and facts and expert expertise in buy to draw the suitable conclusions.
Dr. Christian Göke, CEO of Messe Berlin GmbH, explained: ”With more than 10,000 exhibitors from over one hundred eighty international locations ITB Berlin is particularly vital for the world’s tourism market. We acquire our obligation for the health and fitness and protection of our site visitors, exhibitors and staff pretty critically. It is with a heavy coronary heart that we need to now occur to conditions with the cancellation of ITB Berlin 2020.”
Chairman of the Supervisory Board of Messe Berlin Wolf-Dieter Wolf explained: ”Not at the time in the 54-yr historical past of the party have ITB Berlin and Messe Berlin seasoned a very similar scenario. We would like to thank all exhibitors and partners from all over the planet who over the past number of days and weeks have stood by ITB Berlin. We glimpse ahead to continuing the reliable romance with our partners in the current market.“
About ITB Berlin
With all over 10,000 exhibitors from more than one hundred eighty international locations and an all round attendance of a hundred and sixty,000 ITB Berlin is the World’s Major Travel Clearly show. In 2021 it will acquire location from 10 to fourteen March. Total facts of ITB Berlin and ITB’s trade reveals abroad can be uncovered on the new, world wide platform at www.itb.com. This is where by, inspite of the cancellation, buyers can hook up with other members, trade views and stay in contact with ITB. It also gives buyers the chance to do small business, network and get information and facts on all four ITB trade reveals 365 days a yr and provides straightforward accessibility for newcomers to the sector.
About Messe Berlin
Primarily based on turnover and growth, Messe Berlin is a single of the world’s ten top trade good businesses. Each and every yr it develops, marketplaces and hosts hundreds of live activities in Berlin and all over the planet. Its large-ranging portfolio incorporates ITB, IFA, InnoTrans, FRUIT LOGISTICA and the International Green Week, all top world wide trade fairs, as very well as important conferences and legendary activities these as the avenue celebrations (Fanmeile) at the Brandenburg Gate. Messe Berlin has all over 90 international representatives who current market activities in over one hundred seventy international locations. Each and every yr some thirty,000 associates of the media from all elements of the planet attain accreditation for activities on the exhibition grounds in Berlin where by the organization has its headquarters. So, Messe Berlin acts as a driving power of the metropolis that is Berlin. Its goal is to be an superb host for site visitors to every party at Messe Berlin, to give people today an ideal raise for their small business and to assure good problems for everybody. This tactic is mirrored in the organization slogan: ‘Messe Berlin – Internet hosting the World’.