IMEX in Frankfurt is going ahead

Ray Bloom and Carina Bauer answer the question many are asking.

With major events cancelling across Europe over the past few days, Ray Bloom and Carina Bauer, from IMEX, say that the exhibition will go ahead. “With IMEX due to take place in the middle of May (still 10 weeks away), the IMEX team continues to plan confidently for the show.  We currently have NO plans to postpone or cancel.”

The team is in contact with the partners in Germany and with the health authorities. “As this unprecedented situation is changing every day, we remain watchful but also focused on delivering what is an extremely important event for the global business events community”.

All appropriate measures will be in place at IMEX, the organization says. “COVID-19 is presenting the business events and travel industries with an unprecedented global challenge. The IMEX team are passionate believers in, and advocates for, the substantial social and economic power of meetings and events. Like you, we know that the negative long-term impact of speculation, hype and over-reaction will be damaging not just to our industry, but also to your local communities and business as a whole”.

Borrowing the words of Gloria Guevara, President and CEO, World Travel & Tourism Council (WTTC), “containing the spread of unnecessary panic is as important as stopping the virus itself”, underlines Ray Bloom and Carina Bauer.

Tags: IMEX, Exhibitions, Germany, COVID-19