Koelnmesse GmbH, the organisers of THE TIRE COLOGNE, have announced that, after in-depth consultation, and in agreement with their partners at the German Tyre Retail and Vulcanisation Trade Association (BRV), it has been decided to postpone the show, originally scheduled for 9 to 12 June 2020, until next year.
New Dates Announced
In general the management team of Koelnmesse has decided not to organise any events on the part of Koelnmesse until the end of June 2020. This decision is supported by the crisis management team of the City of Cologne, which also recommended in its meeting on 18.03.2020 to cancel trade fairs during this period.
This also happens against the background of the agreement reached on 16.03.2020 between the German federal government and the governments of the German states – laying down common guidelines for dealing with the coronavirus epidemic and explicitly including the general closure of trade fairs and exhibitions. This impairs the planning security for Koelnmesse and the participants of the trade fairs in Cologne far beyond the scope of the current scenarios.
Koelnmesse says it is making this early announcement in order to provide exhibitors and visitors of THE TIRE COLOGNE with planning security. The success of THE TIRE COLOGNE, the leading international trade fair for the tyre and wheel industry, is based on the global players that exhibit at and visit the event. The current circumstances, however, do not permit the intensive preparations necessary for a successful trade fair that is also safe for all participants involved. After careful review of all the options available, THE TIRE COLOGNE has now been rescheduled for 18 to 20 May 2021.
Eagle-eyed observers will note that the new dates are one week before the Autopromotec show in Bologna. At this early stage, the implications of this clash are unclear but will no doubt come into focus in the coming days.