The last weeks and months of the corona pandemic have brought different challenges for almost all industries. The event and especially the trade fair industry worldwide is particularly affected by the measures that have been adopted by the authorities. “Nevertheless, due to the latest signals from politics, we are a bit more positive about the organization of trade fairs in Dortmund,” says Sabine Loos, managing director of the Westfalenhallen group of companies.
The authorities are currently advising what the requirements for trade fair organizers can be in order to be able to hold trade fairs with a limited number of people and hygiene measures after May 31, 2020. How these will look in detail will be announced in the next few days or weeks.
“Subsequently, we will evaluate these measures and, on this basis, coordinate our further course of action – especially with regard to InterTabac and InterSupply”, Sabine Loos further confirms. “We assume that voting on this should be completed in late May and early June.”
Messe Dortmund is working flat out to create concepts for holding trade fairs. Already at the beginning of the corona pandemic, various measures were successfully introduced at the exhibition center in Dortmund and an awareness campaign on various channels pointed out the correct handling of the hygiene area. With the upcoming loosening from June 2020, new conditions will be imposed on trade fair organizers. These will be incorporated into the overall concept of Messe Dortmund and included in the planning for InterTabac and InterSupply.
The world’s largest trade fair for tobacco products and smoking accessories will take place from September 18 to 20, 2020 at Messe Dortmund.
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