Düsseldorf, 30 October 2020. Following close consultation with both exhibitors and partners Messe Düsseldorf has had to take the decision to cancel the WIRE and TUBE trade fairs which were scheduled for December on account of the current Covid-19 infection developments.
“Due to the decision of the federal and state governments on October 28, 2020, trade fairs cannot be held until the end of November for the time being. This means that the last physical events of this year will not be held within our fairground here in Düsseldorf. Our hygiene and infection protection concept, which was received well by exhibitors and the focus on a European orientation of the trade fairs made the hope for a successful holding with the highest protection levels possible seem realistic for all parties involved until recently. Due to the increasingly critical pandemic situation in Germany and our European neighbouring countries, however, the situation had to be completely re-assessed. Against this backdrop and the currently high number of uncertainties on both the exhibitors’ and visitors’ part we have taken the decision to call off the trade fairs,” explains Wolfram Diener, President & CEO of Messe Düsseldorf GmbH.
The next editions of these two international No. 1 trade fairs for the wire, cable and tube industries, wire und Tube, will now be held in their traditional cycle in 2022.