Berlin, 28 February 2020 – ITB Berlin 2020 will not acquire position. Due to the fast distribute of the new coronavirus (COVID-19) the Federal Ministry of Wellbeing and the Federal Ministry of Economics have mentioned their opinion that ITB Berlin be cancelled. This evening at 1827 hrs, the responsible wellness authority of the district of Charlottenburg-Wilmersdorf in Berlin imposed appreciably tighter restrictions on keeping the party. Amongst its needs, the authority stipulated that each individual participant would have to have to verify to Messe Berlin that they were being not from a specified possibility space or had not been in speak to with a human being or individuals from a possibility space. It is not achievable for Messe Berlin to satisfy these needs all round.

Messe Berlin had for weeks built it regarded that a decision on keeping or cancelling big-scale functions would only be taken dependent on the tips or instructions of the related professional authorities. Only they possess the important information and facts and professional knowledge in get to attract the ideal conclusions.

Dr. Christian Göke, CEO of Messe Berlin GmbH, mentioned: ”With a lot more than ten,000 exhibitors from around one hundred eighty countries ITB Berlin is incredibly important for the world’s tourism industry. We acquire our duty for the wellness and protection of our site visitors, exhibitors and personnel pretty severely. It is with a heavy heart that we have to now appear to phrases with the cancellation of ITB Berlin 2020.”

Chairman of the Supervisory Board of Messe Berlin Wolf-Dieter Wolf mentioned: ”Not once in the fifty four-yr record of the party have ITB Berlin and Messe Berlin skilled a comparable problem. We would like to thank all exhibitors and companions from all around the environment who around the past several times and weeks have stood by ITB Berlin. We search ahead to continuing the trusted connection with our companions in the market.“

About ITB Berlin

With around ten,000 exhibitors from a lot more than one hundred eighty countries and an all round attendance of a hundred and sixty,000 ITB Berlin is the World’s Primary Travel Show. In 2021 it will acquire position from ten to 14 March. Entire aspects of ITB Berlin and ITB’s trade demonstrates overseas can be discovered on the new, worldwide platform at www.itb.com. This is exactly where, inspite of the cancellation, buyers can join with other contributors, exchange sights and continue to be in contact with ITB. It also gives buyers the opportunity to do business enterprise, network and get information and facts on all four ITB trade demonstrates 365 times a yr and offers effortless accessibility for newcomers to the sector.

About Messe Berlin

Centered on turnover and development, Messe Berlin is a single of the world’s ten foremost trade honest firms. Each and every yr it develops, markets and hosts hundreds of dwell functions in Berlin and around the environment. Its wide-ranging portfolio contains ITB, IFA, InnoTrans, FRUIT LOGISTICA and the Intercontinental Inexperienced Week, all foremost worldwide trade fairs, as well as main conferences and legendary functions this sort of as the avenue celebrations (Fanmeile) at the Brandenburg Gate. Messe Berlin has around ninety foreign representatives who market functions in around 170 countries. Each and every yr some 30,000 associates of the media from all sections of the environment get accreditation for functions on the exhibition grounds in Berlin exactly where the firm has its headquarters. Consequently, Messe Berlin acts as a driving pressure of the metropolis that is Berlin. Its purpose is to be an outstanding host for site visitors to each party at Messe Berlin, to give folks an ideal raise for their business enterprise and to guarantee honest circumstances for everybody. This technique is reflected in the firm slogan: ‘Messe Berlin – Web hosting the World’.