HANNOVER MESSE 2020 postponed
New dates: July 13-17, 2020
On the backdrop of Coronavirus, Deutsche Messe has made the decision to postpone HANNOVER MESSE 2020 to July 2020 in close cooperation with the Hannover Region Health Authority, the HANNOVER MESSE Exhibitors' Council and the partner associations VDMA (German Engineering Federation) and ZVEI (German Electrical and Electronic Manufacturers' Association).
As per the statement, the biggest industry show now will be organised from July 3-17, 2020.
New Date – Same Story!
Never before in our more than seven-decade history we have made such a decision.#HM20 has been postponed to the week of 13th to 17th of July 2020! https://t.co/Vr2aRdQQXP pic.twitter.com/PPHk1Kj76k— HANNOVER MESSE (@hannover_messe) March 4, 2020
Dr. Jochen Köckler, Chairman of the Board of Management of Deutsche Messe AG says, "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,"
"In view of the global economic challenges triggered by the Coronavirus in the first half of the year, the new date offers great opportunities. Thus the world's most important industrial trade fair can provide important impetus for the global economy at an early stage," he added.
Wolfgang Weber, Chairman of the ZVEI Management Board mentioned that gathering of people may pose health risk, "Today's decision by Deutsche Messe AG to postpone HANNOVER MESSE comes at the right time. As an internationally important industrial trade show, its USP is the gathering of people from all over the world. This can only happen if there are no health risks. Furthermore, it is important for the electrical industry to present its products for Industry 4.0, electrification and greater energy efficiency to the public this summer."