HANNOVER MESSE 2020 will not take place
The world of industry will not be able to meet in Hannover this year.
Comprehensive travel restrictions, bans on group gatherings and a prohibition decree in the Hannover region make it impossible to stage HANNOVER MESSE. At the same time, the corona crisis is affecting the economy, and the manufacturing industry – HANNOVER MESSE’s core clientele – is already struggling with serious consequences of the pandemic. Demand and sales in German industry are declining, resulting in supply bottlenecks, production stops and reduced working hours for employees.
“Given the dynamic development around Covid-19 and the extensive restrictions on public and economic life, HANNOVER MESSE cannot take place this year,” says Dr. Jochen Köckler, Chairman of the Board of Management, Deutsche Messe AG. “Our exhibitors, partners and our entire team did everything they could to make it happen, but today we have to accept that in 2020 it will not be possible to host the world's most important industrial event.”
HANNOVER MESSE 2021 will be held from 12 to 16 April 2021.
We are looking forward to you!
Why was HANNOVER MESSE 2020 cancelled?
Every day, we have observed the dynamic development around Sars-Cov-19. A few weeks ago, the initial situation was completely different. Today, we face massive travel restrictions, border closings, bans on gatherings, and curfews – in Germany, in Europe and throughout the world.
You probably also feel the serious effects of the corona crisis in your company. Many of you have told us about declining sales and supply bottlenecks. Numerous companies have decreed production stops and reduced working hours. Currently, an end to this situation or even the beginning of a cautious improvement is not in sight.
As a last consequence, Hannover has issued a decree that prohibits all major international events in the Hannover region until the end of July 2020. This eliminates the possibility of HANNOVER MESSE in 2020.
When will the next HANNOVER MESSE take place?
The next HANNOVER MESSE takes place from 12 to 16 April 2021.
Will the next HANNOVER MESSE still require special security measures?
Deutsche Messe AG is constantly in close contact with the responsible health authorities. Together with these authorities, we will decide at the appropriate time if any special safety precautions are necessary for the next event.
Is Deutsche Messe planning an alternative format to ensure an exchange in 2020?
Until the next HANNOVER MESSE in April 2021, a digital information and networking event will enable exhibitors and visitors to discuss economic and political challenges as well as technology trends. We are currently in the planning phase and will be in touch with exhibitors and visitors shortly.
I just read that HANNOVER MESSE 2020 is cancelled – what happens now?
First, we will inform all parties involved about the cancellation of HANNOVER MESSE 2020. Your existing contacts are available to answer any questions you may have and will assist you in canceling your trade fair participation. If you cannot reach or are unsure about your direct sales contact, please contact our central exhibitor hotline:
Exhibitor Hotline: Deutsche Messe: +49 511 89 - 34466
Questions about exhibit space, invoices, services, etc.
What happens with the services that I ordered from Deutsche Messe AG?
We will cancel all services ordered through the Deutsche Messe AG shop.
Services that you ordered from independent third parties are subject to the terms agreed upon between the parties who concluded the contract. In such cases, please contact your respective contractual partner.
I recently received an invoice from you, have already made payments to Deutsche Messe AG, or the payment terms indicated to me are about to expire. What do I do now?
Payment terms on invoices lose their validity because we will cancel the invoices. Please do not observe these payment terms any more. We will send you an official notice of cancellation of these invoices shortly (see also next point). We are currently receiving a large number of inquiries about the cancellation of the event. Please understand that the process can take a certain amount of time.
Will Deutsche Messe AG charge me for exhibit space or ordered services?
Your exhibit rental order as well as services ordered from Deutsche Messe AG will be canceled shortly and you will receive official cancellation notices for invoices that have already been issued. We are currently receiving a large number of inquiries about the cancellation of the event. Please understand that the process can take a certain amount of time.
Furthermore, we are prepared to waive the 25% participation fee in accordance with Part III, Section 8.2.1, of the Conditions of Participation for HANNOVER MESSE 2020, if you bindingly register for HANNOVER MESSE 2021 no later than 24 April 2020 with the same stand size agreed to in the contract for HANNOVER MESSE 2020.
For logistics companies, the waiver of 25% of the participation fee applies to a binding registration for HANNOVER MESSE 2021 or 2022 before the above deadline.
For services that you have already ordered directly from Deutsche Messe AG, we would like to accommodate you to the extent that we can as follows:
1.) Generally refrain from calculating any cancellation fees and
2.) Also generally refrain from claiming reimbursement of expenses or damages for services already rendered by Deutsche Messe AG or third parties commissioned by Deutsche Messe AG
Co-exhibitors who have signed a participation contract for HANNOVER MESSE 2020 with a third party (organizer of a group participation, joint stand organizer, etc.) and not directly with Deutsche Messe AG, should contact the respective contract partner for further details.
Can I transfer my existing contract for exhibit space from HANNOVER MESSE 2020 to HANNOVER MESSE 2021?
We are pleased that you also want to participate in HANNOVER MESSE 2021! Unfortunately, we cannot transfer your order for 2020 to 2021. Please register directly in our HANNOVER MESSE shop for the next trade fair. If you have any questions, please contact your existing sales contact. If you do not have this contact available, please contact our central exhibitor hotline at +49 511 89 - 34466.
Will Deutsche Messe AG reimburse us for services that we booked with third parties?
Services that you ordered from independent third parties are subject to the terms agreed upon between the parties who concluded the contract. In such cases, please contact your respective contractual partner. Deutsche Messe will not reimburse any costs.
No legal claims can be derived from this information overview.
Subject to changes and errors. Current status: 26 March 2020.
At present, most federal states have reported cases of infection with the new coronavirus (SARS-CoV-2). The Robert Koch Institute is continuously monitoring the situation, evaluating all available information, estimating the risk for the population in Germany and providing health professionals with recommendations.
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