Messe Düsseldorf, together with the Caravaning Industrie Verband, has decided to postpone CARAVAN SALON Düsseldorf until 5 to 13 September. The Press and Trade Visitor Day will thus take place on 4 September.
The postponement is based on the decision of the German Government and the States to cancel major events until 31 August 2020. Werner M. Dornscheidt, Chairman of the Board of Management of Messe Düsseldorf, thanked all partners for their cooperation in this special situation: "In close consultation with the Caravaning Industry Association, major exhibitors and many other partners, we were able to agree on the new date. We are glad that we can allow all those involved to reliably plan with this joint decision. Of course, we are also in close contact with the hotel industry and all industries and trades affected by the postponements in order to find feasible solutions", says Dornscheidt.
The decision can be adjusted due to the dynamics and unpredictability of the corona pandemic and the measures taken by the federal and state governments to combat it. "The safety and health of our visitors, exhibitors and employees will of course continue to be a top priority at the coming event. Appropriate precautions will be developed and taken in partnership with the CIVD. As usual, a high level of hygiene and good medical care will be provided at the Düsseldorf Exhibition Centre. We are closely monitoring current developments and are in direct contact with the authorities. This ensures that any new findings can be quickly discussed and measures adapted," says Dornscheidt.
Messe Düsseldorf is also examining concept adjustments in order to be able to implement the necessary safety measures for holding a leisure trade fair with public access.
Here you can find an overview of the most important questions and answers:
How do you ensure the safety of exhibitors and visitors?
Messe Düsseldorf takes the concerns of its exhibitors and visitors very seriously. As usual, a high level of hygiene and good medical care is provided at the Düsseldorf exhibition centre. All information on safety and hygiene measures at the CARAVAN SALON can be found here.
When will the visitor ticket shop be converted?
The conversion of the website will take place one step at a time. In the meantime, all involved parties are working to find a solution as quickly as possible.
What happens with bookings already made for flight and train tickets, hotel ac-commodation etc.?
We understand the difficult situation resulting from the postponement. Please contact the respective provider to clarify open questions and find solutions. We are unable to provide information on contracts between customers and third-party providers, as these have not been entered into with Messe Düsseldorf.
However, Messe Düsseldorf and the City of Düsseldorf with its subsidiary Düsseldorf Tourismus are in constant contact with the hotel industry in Düsseldorf and the region and its umbrella organisation DEHOGA (German Hotel and Restaurant Association).
Note for rail travelers: Travelers with a Deutsche Bahn ticket who lose their specific reason for travelling due to the corona virus (e.g. because a trade fair has been postponed) can have their ticket refunded free of charge. Please send cancellation requests with reference to the name of the event in question and the corona virus by e-mail to Fahrkartenservice@bahn.de
Who do I contact for further questions?
Our First Level Support team is at your disposal for all further questions: