After careful consideration together with the associations and exhibitors, Koelnmesse has decided to cancel the EISENWARENMESSE – International Hardware Fair Cologne hybrid event planned from 21 to 24 February 2021 due to the pandemic. 

“We sincerely regret the need for this decision. We were well-positioned and believed that many things would have been possible with our hybrid format. A purely digital format would also not have been a substitute for the new, hybrid approach because the focus of EISENWARENMESSE – International Hardware Fair Cologne is still the physical presence of exhibitors, who can make good use of the offerings and possibilities of the EISENWARENMESSE@home digital platform. But with broad commitment from the industry, we are now looking forward optimistically and with renewed energy to the event in 2022,” emphasises Catja Caspary, Vice President of Koelnmesse.

“The decision to cancel was also very difficult for the Advisory Board because we are convinced that the industry needs this trade fair in order to be able to do business successfully in the long term,” said Wolfgang J. Kirchhoff, Chairman of the Advisory Board and Managing Director of Witte Tools. “Still, we remain positive about the future and are especially looking forward to 2022, when the industry can start the year again in person here in Cologne with the EISENWARENMESSE – International Hardware Fair and EISENWARENMESSE@home.”

The next EISENWARENMESSE-International Hardware Fair, will take place in Cologne from 6 to 9 March 2022, with renewed energy and broad commitment from the industry. This event will feature a new, hybrid trade fair format with even more international reach, as well as top-class, informative special shows and theme platforms such as the eCommerce area.

Source: Eisenwarenmesse