Health Info / Important informationen regards COVID-19 // ITB Berlin 2020
Due to the rapid spread of the new coronavirus (COVID-19) the Federal Ministry of Health and the Federal Ministry of Economics have stated their opinion that ITB Berlin be cancelled. This evening at 1827 hrs, the responsible health authority of the district of Charlottenburg-Wilmersdorf in Berlin imposed significantly tighter restrictions on holding the event. Among its requirements the authority stipulated that each participant would need to prove to Messe Berlin that they were not from a designated risk area or had not been in contact with a person or persons from a risk area. It is not possible for Messe Berlin to satisfy these requirements overall.
Messe Berlin had for weeks made it known that a decision on holding or cancelling large-scale events would only be taken based on the recommendations or instructions of the relevant specialist authorities. Only they possess the necessary information and specialist knowledge in order to draw the right conclusions.
Dr. Christian Göke, CEO of Messe Berlin GmbH, said: ”With more than 10,000 exhibitors from over 180 countries ITB Berlin is extremely important for the world’s tourism industry. We take our responsibility for the health and safety of our visitors, exhibitors and employees very seriously. It is with a heavy heart that we must now come to terms with the cancellation of ITB Berlin 2020.”
Chairman of the Supervisory Board of Messe Berlin Wolf-Dieter Wolf said: ”Not once in the 54-year history of the event have ITB Berlin and Messe Berlin experienced a similar situation. We would like to thank all exhibitors and partners from all over the world who over the past few days and weeks have stood by ITB Berlin. We look forward to continuing the trusted relationship with our partners in the market.“ Reference: https://www.itb-berlin.com/Extrapages/HealthInfo/
Following the cancellation of ITB Berlin 2020, we would still like to have the opportunity to communicate with our partners about the points we would have reviewed during our meeting at ITB.
Our Managing Director, Mr Christian Lefevre and team are still available to discuss and will be arranging personalised trainings and discussions throughout the next 2 weeks.
To schedule a private phone call, conference call, Skype, WhatsApp or any other telework as from now on, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org with your preferred date and time, so we can make the necessary arrangements.
We hope that we will have a chance to connect with as many of our partners as possible. Please do not hesitate to reach out to us if there is anything we can support you with.
We look forward to sharing information with you about our leading quality standards, unique Journeys and 2020 offerings.