Messe Düsseldorf: No trade shows in February and March

Redaktion PSI Journal

Published on 26.01.2022

The trade shows EuroCIS (original date 15 to 17 February), BEAUTY, TOP HAIR, ProWein, wire and Tube will not take place in February or March as planned, but have been postponed to dates in early May and early summer. Wolfram N. Diener, CEO of Messe Düsseldorf, commented: “We want and need the leading Düsseldorf trade shows and at a time that promises the greatest possible prospects of success.”

The PSI Trade Show was also faced with the decision to move to March or to a date at the end of April. In agreement with the exhibitors’ advisory board and after many discussions with promotional products distributors and consultants in the market, the decision was already made at the beginning of December for the very late April date (26-28 April 2022). Certainly, a wise decision in view of the current incidence figures and their course. Certainly, also a wise decision in view of international developments. By the end of April, early summer conditions are likely to prevail, especially in the southern countries, and the incidence rates will be on the decline. By then, however, the corona waves in many European countries will have more than broken.

The German Health Minister, Karl Lauterbach, expects incidences to peak and a new wave of strain on hospitals from mid to late February. Petra Lassahn, Director PSI, commented: “I am very pleased that our partners voted almost unanimously for the later April date. With our date, we are then two months after the predicted peak of the wave. We know from experience that a lot will be possible again then. Maybe we will have almost normal conditions then. Exhibitors and visitors will be very happy about this and we are looking forward to a not quite ‘normal’, but very good PSI 2022 in Düsseldorf.”

Picture: © Ansgar van Treeck