This year's INTERNORGA will take place at the Hamburg exhibition complex from 20 to 24 June. On Tuesday 3 March Hamburg Messe und Congress GmbH (HMC) announced the postponement of the trade fair INTERNORGA 2020 amid growing concern about the spread of coronavirus. At the time HMC did not specify a new date.
"Identifying a suitable timeframe in summer was a major challenge for us. We wanted to avoid any collision with German school holidays," says Bernd Aufderheide, President and CEO, Hamburg Messe und Congress GmbH. "We were successful – almost, that is: None of Germany 16 states will be on school holidays at the beginning of INTERNORGA. However, holidays in Mecklenburg-West Pomerania will begin while the trade fair is in progress."
There is just a slight change from the original schedule, which would have extended from Friday 13 March until Tuesday 17 March. Europe’s leading trade show for foodservice and hospitality will now begin on a Saturday and end on a Wednesday.
"We are relieved that this new timeframe is possible," says Aufderheide. "Together with our exhibitors we will stage an INTERNORGA exhibition at the new dates that will live up to the high standards our audience has become accustomed to."
Detailed answers to any questions in connection with the postponement can be found at www.internorga.com/en.