Berlin, 28 February 2020 – ITB Berlin 2020 will not choose location. Thanks to the swift spread of the new coronavirus (COVID-19) the Federal Ministry of Wellbeing and the Federal Ministry of Economics have said their impression that ITB Berlin be cancelled. This evening at 1827 hrs, the dependable wellbeing authority of the district of Charlottenburg-Wilmersdorf in Berlin imposed drastically tighter constraints on holding the celebration. Among its needs, the authority stipulated that each individual participant would require to prove to Messe Berlin that they had been not from a specified possibility region or experienced not been in call with a particular person or persons from a risk location. It is not feasible for Messe Berlin to satisfy these prerequisites overall.
Messe Berlin had for weeks built it acknowledged that a decision on holding or cancelling significant-scale situations would only be taken centered on the suggestions or recommendations of the related expert authorities. Only they possess the important information and professional knowledge in order to attract the correct conclusions.
Dr. Christian Göke, CEO of Messe Berlin GmbH, reported: ”With extra than 10,000 exhibitors from above 180 international locations ITB Berlin is really critical for the world’s tourism market. We consider our obligation for the health and fitness and basic safety of our site visitors, exhibitors and staff quite very seriously. It is with a weighty coronary heart that we should now appear to phrases with the cancellation of ITB Berlin 2020.”
Chairman of the Supervisory Board of Messe Berlin Wolf-Dieter Wolf claimed: ”Not after in the 54-yr historical past of the occasion have ITB Berlin and Messe Berlin seasoned a very similar predicament. We would like to thank all exhibitors and companions from all over the planet who more than the earlier couple times and weeks have stood by ITB Berlin. We appear ahead to continuing the trustworthy relationship with our associates in the marketplace.“
About ITB Berlin
With all-around 10,000 exhibitors from additional than 180 nations and an in general attendance of 160,000 ITB Berlin is the World’s Top Travel Clearly show. In 2021 it will get area from 10 to 14 March. Full aspects of ITB Berlin and ITB’s trade demonstrates overseas can be discovered on the new, worldwide system at www.itb.com. This is in which, in spite of the cancellation, users can link with other participants, exchange views and remain in contact with ITB. It also offers users the option to do company, network and get data on all four ITB trade shows 365 times a yr and presents effortless access for newcomers to the sector.
About Messe Berlin
Centered on turnover and growth, Messe Berlin is one particular of the world’s ten top trade honest corporations. Just about every 12 months it develops, markets and hosts hundreds of are living activities in Berlin and all-around the earth. Its broad-ranging portfolio features ITB, IFA, InnoTrans, FRUIT LOGISTICA and the Worldwide Green Week, all foremost world-wide trade fairs, as perfectly as main conferences and iconic situations these kinds of as the street celebrations (Fanmeile) at the Brandenburg Gate. Messe Berlin has around 90 overseas representatives who marketplace functions in more than 170 nations around the world. Every calendar year some 30,000 members of the media from all components of the earth get accreditation for functions on the exhibition grounds in Berlin exactly where the enterprise has its headquarters. Hence, Messe Berlin functions as a driving pressure of the metropolis that is Berlin. Its goal is to be an outstanding host for visitors to each function at Messe Berlin, to give persons an optimum enhance for their enterprise and to ensure fair problems for everybody. This approach is mirrored in the organization slogan: ‘Messe Berlin – Hosting the World’.