14 Feb 2020
Coronavirus concerns lead Messe München to delay February and March expos - including Vision China 2020 and co-located events.
Safety first: MM is maintaining contact with health authorities.
The Beijing city government, working through the Beijing Public Security Bureau, has also ordered the cancellation of the ISPO Beijing 2020 trade fair (February 12-15, 2020 at NCIEC Beijing, China).
Messe München added that it is maintaining constant contact with the health authorities with regard to the Coronavirus. The organization commented that cuurently it sees “no reason to restrict trade fair operations at its Munich sites – there are currently no changes to the conditions for entry.” Full details of the postponements and reasons are published on the Messe München website.
Following WHO guidelines
The event organizer has implemented the recommendations and guidelines of the World Health Organization (WHO) and those of the Robert Koch Institute, with whom it is in ongoing contact for its events.
Messe München is active in China with several subsidiaries and trade fairs. The event organizer commented, “The outbreak of the Coronavirus has heavily impacted developments in China. In order to further accelerate the prevention and control of pneumonia caused by the novel Coronavirus (2019-nCoV), human health and safety are the highest priority.
“Since January 24, 2020, the city government of Beijing, China, has been responding to major public health emergencies and has canceled major events to protect the health and safety of exhibitors, visitors and the public.
“Accordingly, decisions have been made regarding Messe München events in China in February and March 2020. From January 29, 2020, the Group has banned business travel to and from China until further notice."