On Feb. 25, Deutsche Messe held a meeting with the executive board of the exhibitor advisory committee and the associations to discuss the current situation with coronavirus (Covid-19). According to the organization, the participants agreed that it is too early at this point to decide on postponing Hannover Messe.
“We are taking all developments concerning the coronavirus (Covid-19) very seriously," said Chairman of the Deutsche Messe managing board Dr. Jochen Köckle. "We are in close contact with the responsible health authorities, the Hannover Messe exhibitor advisory committee and our partner associations VDMA and ZVEI."
Deutsche Messe cites receiving no substantial cancellations from exhibitors at the event, which opens its doors on April 20, as a part of its reasoning. It will continue to conduct discussions with health authorities this week to decide on the kind of measures that need to be implemented at Hannover Messe.
It will however continue to monitor the situation and plans to reevaluate the situation mid-March.