The ongoing COVID-19 pandemic in Europe has caused organizers of boot Düsseldorf 2021 to push its dates back from January to April.
The watersports trade fair will now be held April 17th to 25th. The original dates of January 23rd to 31st couldn’t be used due to the ongoing high infection numbers across all of Europe.
Announcing the new dates early also gives exhibitors planning security for preparing their trade fair participation and transporting their boats and yachts.
Messe Düsseldorf CEO Wolfram Diener said the new dates for boot Düsseldorf send out a positive signal to the water sports industry:
“At the present moment in time, we cannot reliably gauge whether a trade fair can be implemented in January 2021. This is due to current infection rates, ongoing travel restrictions and existing legal provisions which do not permit trade fairs to be held currently. In consultation with our boot advisory board and the associations we have selected the new dates in April with caution. Statements from numerous experts have led us to believe that it is highly probable the situation will calm down in almost all European countries by spring 2021 on account of the measures currently in place. With CARAVAN SALON in September 2020 we have already demonstrated that trade fairs can also be held successfully in Corona times while offering all parties involved the greatest possible protection.”
For more info, go to boot.com.