Germany has postponed the TWENTY2X tech event scheduled to hold this month in Hannover over fears of the deadly coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak.
German trade show organisers, Deutsche Messe, said today that TWENTY2X, focused on the SME sector, originally scheduled to hold March 17 to 19, 2020 has been shifted to June 2020.
“The Hannover Region Health Authority has strongly advised Deutsche Messe AG to follow the advice of the Robert Koch Institute”, the events organisers says.
“These include comprehensive measures for health protection when organizing events.These include fever measuring stations at all entrances, as well as the implementation of the measure not to admit participants from risk areas and to refuse access to events to participants who have had contact with people from risk areas. This would result in an extensive check of all participants”, according to the TWENTY2X organisers.
“Those requirements cannot be met by Deutsche Messe in such a short period of time. In addition, implementing them would have an adverse impact on the smooth organisation of our events to such an extent that we could no longer guarantee that our exhibitors and visitors would be able to achieve their event-related goals”, according to Deutsche Messe.
According to the event organisers, “the health of our exhibitors, visitors, employees and the general public is a top priority for Deutsche Messe. Deutsche Messe has therefore decided to postpone TWENTY2X until 23 to 25 June 2020.”