Messe Düsseldorf postpones wire and Tube in consultation with the partners and associations involved to 20 to 24 June 2022. The currently very dynamic infection patterns and rapidly spreading Omicron variant have resulted in adjustments in the Düsseldorf trade fair calendar that require re-scheduling the wire and Tube originally planned for 9 to 13 May.
The new period offers more planning security and added value due to METAV held concurrently in part. This the leading trade fair for metal-working technologies was already postponed by VDW (German Machine Tool Builders’ Association) to 21 to 24 June.
Wolfram N. Diener, CEO of Messe Düsseldorf, emphasizes the backing for the new trade fair dates: “The tenor among our exhibitors is: We want and need wire and Tube – but at a point in time that promises the biggest prospects of success. Together with the partners and associations involved we regard early summer as the ideal period for this. We not only expect infection patterns to calm down but also more people to be able to enter the country and take part. This means exhibiting companies as well as visitors can do their business in an environment that is clearly less affected by Covid-19.”
As the No.1 international trade fairs for their industries, wire and Tube have global appeal and require particularly long lead times. Traditionally, two thirds of all exhibiting companies travel to Düsseldorf from abroad every two years.
Trade visitors from over 80 countries meet at the Düsseldorf Fairgrounds at peak times. The new fair date from 20 to 24 June 2022 therefore now provides these industries with clear planning security.
Bernd Jablonowski, Division Manager of the overall Metals and Flow Technologies Portfolio at Messe Düsseldorf, is confident: "Planning security for exhibitors, visitors and the entire trade fair industry is the most important thing in the continuing pandemic situation. By moving the industries' two top events to early summer, we are enabling a secure live trade fair experience that is adapted to the situation."
Daniel Ryfisch, Project Director wire and Tube, adds: "I would like to thank our exhibitors and partners for their understanding and willingness to once again make wire and Tube with us from 20 to 24 June the industry highlights they have been for more than 30 years at the Düsseldorf location."
Exhibitors at wire will present their technological highlights in exhibition halls 9 to 15, while Tube exhibitors will be in halls 1 to 7a.
The guest event METAV, International Trade Fair for metal-working technologies, will be held from 21 to 24 June 2022 in exhibition halls 16 and 17. The METAV is organised and staged by the VDW, German Machine Tool Builders' Association.