EISENWARENMESSE moved to September 2022 09 December 2021

Since the Covid-19 pandemic situation continues to develop dynamically worldwide and strict travel restrictions are expected in March, especially for important Asian overseas markets, organisers have decided to postpone the EISENWARENMESSE – INTERNATIONAL HARDWARE FAIR COLOGNE to 25th - 28th September 2022.

Originally meant to be held again on 6th – 9th March 2022, organisers say exhibitors can plan for September with a longer lead time and look forward to the usual international audience, including from Asia.

“As the world’s leading trade fair for the hardware industry, our aim is to provide a comprehensive overview of the global market and bring together suppliers and buyers from all over the world. With this in mind, we together with the associations and exhibitors have decided postpone,” announced Oliver Frese, chief operating officer of Koelnmesse.

Visitors can look forward to a renowned group of participants and an attractive event programme shaped by a high number of exhibiting companies. The digital extension EISENWARENMESSE @home will also be offered in September.

“Of course, we will follow the industry intensively and include any changed topics in our plans,” concluded Oliver.

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