Event Update Fakuma 2020 preparing for take-off

Editor: Steffen Donath

Fakuma aims to take place from 13 to 17 October. The organisers are hard at work, implementing a concept which will allow the show to take place.

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If all criteria are met, October could be the month of trade fair re-openings.
If all criteria are met, October could be the month of trade fair re-openings.
(Source: Schall)

With the declaration of intent issued by the state government of Baden-Württemberg on 23 June 2020, which states that trade fairs with more than 1000 participating persons will once again be permitted as of the 1 September, trade fair promoters P. E. Schall GmbH & Co. KG and their project team for organising Fakuma 2020 will switch from the compulsory waiting mode to the aggressive implementation mode. Closely coordinated amongst the responsible authorities, venue operator Messe Friedrichshafen and trade fair promoters P. E. Schall GmbH & Co. KG, an implementation concept is currently being developed which should be submitted for approval in just a few days. Schall’s stated goal is to be able to give exhibitors and cooperation partners the go-ahead for Fakuma 2020 no later than the end of July 2020.

The exhibitors, the event’s cooperation partners and the expert visitors have all been waiting a long time for concrete information and assurances, but official regulations have necessitated a great deal of patience. Baden-Württemberg’s Ministry of Economics and Ministry of Social Affairs have prepared hygiene rules for trade fairs which serve as a benchmark for further planning on the part of trade fair facility operators and trade fair promoters. “Our trade fair venues already provide high levels of controllability. They’re already well prepared. For example by means of access control with registration by name, limitation of the number of participants, visitor flow control relative to the size of the room or hall and ventilation concepts for indoor areas,” explained Nicole Hoffmeister-Kraut, Baden-Württemberg’s Minister of Economic Affairs. The number of visitors who attend big trade fairs should be viewed in a differentiated manner because not all visitors attend the event at the same time. On the contrary, visitor flow is distributed over any given trade fair day, as well as over the entire duration of the event, thus making controlled management readily possible.