The spread of the coronavirus (COVID-19) is the most severe global health security threat in decades, and we are actively monitoring and following the guidelines provided by the World Health Organization, as well as provincial and other local health authorities of the communities we serve. We wanted to share the additional actions about our participation in the exhibition Drupa 2020.
The Drupa trade fair scheduled for 16-26 June 2020 will be postponed to 20-30 April 2021. In doing so, Messe Düsseldorf is following the recommendation of the crisis management team of the German Federal Government to take into account the principles of the Robert Koch Institute when assessing the risk of major events. Based on this recommendation and the recent significant increase in the number of people infected with the new coronavirus (SARS-CoV-2), including in Europe, Messe Düsseldorf has reassessed the situation. In addition, there is the general ruling issued by the city of Düsseldorf on 11 March 2020, in which major events with more than 1,000 participants present at the same time are generally prohibited.
“The decision was taken in close consultation with our advisory boards and sponsoring associations,” emphasizes Werner M. Dornscheidt, Chairman of the Board of Management of Messe Düsseldorf GmbH. It also reflects the wishes of individual industries: “As their partner, we are currently doing everything in our power to reduce the economic losses suffered by our exhibitors”.
We at Printer’s Parts & Equipment will continue to stay vigilant and update our plan and procedures as necessary. Also, we will continue to share more resources and updates on our blog and social channels over the coming days and weeks.
Thank you for your patience and trust as we navigate this together.
See you next year!
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