Deutsche Messe has today announced that Hannover Messe 2020 will be postponed to July in response to global developments related to the coronavirus.

The trade fair for industrial technology, expected to attract 200,00 visitors, will now take place on 13th-17th July at the Hanover Fairground, Hanover, Germany. 

The Hannover Region Health Authority strongly recommended the Deutsche Messe to follow the advice of the Robert Koch Institute, which includes comprehensive measures to safeguard health when hosting major events.

In the best interest of the health of attendees, the decision was made in consultation with Hannover Messe’s Exhibitor Advisory Councils.

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“With the July date, we offer our exhibitors the earliest possible time slot to present their innovations to a global audience and to initiate business,” said Dr. Jochen Köckler, Chairman of the Board of Management of Deutsche Messe AG.

“In view of the global economic challenges triggered by the coronavirus in the first half of the year, the new date offers great opportunities.”

Hannover Messe was originally meant to take please between 20th-24th April.

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