Messe Düsseldorf GmbH has announced that it is postponing wire® and Tube® Düsseldorf – scheduled to take place from 30th March – 3rd April – due to the uncertainty connected with the occurrence of Coronavirus. In close coordination with all partners involved, Messe Düsseldorf will promptly discuss alternative trade fair dates in order to guarantee planning can reliably proceed.
wire® and Tube® Düsseldorf are the international trade fairs for the wire, cable, tube and pipe industries. In postponing the show, Messe Düsseldorf is following the recommendation of the crisis management team of the German government – to take into account the principles of the Robert Koch Institute when making a risk assessment of major events. On the basis of this recommendation, and the recent significant increase in the number of infected persons – including in Europe, Messe Düsseldorf has reassessed the situation. Added to this is the uncertainty of numerous exhibitors and visitors at the events in March and the complicated travel situation, especially for international customers.
Werner M. Dornscheidt, CEO of Messe Düsseldorf GmbH, explains: "Our customers, partners and employees trust us. Not only when it comes to the professional and successful handling of major international events in Düsseldorf. They can also have this trust in us when we make decisions about critical situations in the interests of their safety.”
Thomas Geisel, lord mayor of the City of Düsseldorf and chairman of the supervisory board of Messe Düsseldorf GmbH, adds: "This decision was not an easy one for all concerned. But the postponements at the present time are necessary for Messe Düsseldorf and its customers in view of the increasingly dynamic developments.”
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