The UK Representative of Messe Düsseldorf

reboot your business @ boot Düsseldorf

The world of watersports sets its course for boot Düsseldorf, which will take place from 23 to 31 January 2021. It’s already clear that the crème de la crème of the international industry will be on board for the world’s most significant industry meeting.

Azimut-Benetti, Beneteau, Princess, Sunseeker, Bavaria, CNB and Hanse are just a few of the big names that will be setting sail with us. Le Boat and Kuhnle Tours are two companies among many from the charter sector that have already registered with us and large providers from the surfing sector such as Starboard, Liquid Force and Gaastra have also confirmed that they will be turning up. The diving tourism sector, which has been hit hard by the Corona crisis, will present well-known travel destinations and secret tips again. To accompany this, many diving accessories brands will be on show in halls 11 and 12 too.

Wolfram Diener, Managing Director of Messe Düsseldorf, is delighted by this evident popularity: “With our ‘reboot your business’ motto, we will actively play a part in ensuring that the manufacturers can start the next few years with an optimistic attitude. We have been a reliable partner for our exhibitors for over 50 years and support them in order to offer them the very best conditions for business. Now is the time to stick together and actively further develop the watersports sector.”

Director Petros Michelidakis and his entire boot team are thus forging ahead at full steam to set up boot Düsseldorf 2021. In this unique era, this also includes a hygiene concept that will be adapted to the valid legal stipulations and needs for boot as of January 2021. The CARAVAN SALON will take place in Düsseldorf at an earlier point in time, from 4 to 13 September 2020, complete with a hygiene concept tailored to the event.

If you wish to attend, register with us as soon as possible. As previously, a waiting list will be drawn up for the segments that are overbooked. However, we will do everything in our power to enable exhibitors who show an interest to take part. Don’t hesitate to contact us directly.

Let’s take the helm and steer the international watersports industry back to success together!
Your boot Düsseldorf Team

If you are interested in exhibiting at boot Düsseldorf, please contact Charlie on 01564 781 868

drupa 2021

drupa starts in 2021 with shortened runtime: April 20-28

drupa, the world’s leading trade fair for printing technologies, has decided to reduce the duration of the trade fair from eleven to nine days for 2021. By doing so, it is responding to the wishes of the partner association VDMA (Printing and Paper Technology Trade Association) and many exhibitors to make the trade fair presentation more efficient and to concentrate the volume of visitors in a targeted manner. This is also in reaction to any continuing travel activities and restrictions.

“Since we are currently assuming that fewer visitors from overseas will be able to travel to drupa 2021, we consider a reduction from eleven to nine days to be sensible in order to direct visitor flows more efficiently. At the same time, the duration of nine days ensures that running machines can still be shown, which is a unique selling point of drupa,” explains drupa President Claus Bolza-Schünemann.

Despite some corona-related cancellations, the current booking status remains at a high level with over 1,500 exhibitors and a net hall space of more than 140,000 sqm. This once again underlines the industry’s confidence in the international appeal of the event and the need for face-to-face meetings, acquisition of new customers or live presentation of running machines still exists. “Many of our customers also see it as their own responsibility to strengthen the industry and provide important impulses personally on site,” says drupa Director Sabine Geldermann.

In order to guarantee a professional and safe trade fair as usual, drupa not only adapted the general conditions but also relies on a hygiene and infection protection concept that is continuously adapted to the latest corona protection regulations and official requirements. Sabine Geldermann points out: “The character of drupa in 2021, due to the pandemic and hygiene regulations, will certainly be different from what we are used to, but it will continue to make a very important contribution to the economic recovery.”

Additional information on Messe Düsseldorf’s hygiene and infection protection concept can be found at

If you would like information on exhibiting at drupa, please contact Charlie on 01564 781 868.

UK pavilions commitment to Medica

With the unprecedented circumstances caused by COVID-19, there have been a number of questions whether Medica, the largest medical technology exhibition in the world, will go ahead this year.

Messe Düsseldorf, the organisers of Medica, are still planning for the show to take place from 16th to 19th November, with Medilink UK and Gambica being committed to organising UK pavilions at the exhibition.

Coronavirus: ProWein 2020 postponed to next year – from 21 to 23 March 2021

The ProWein 2020 had to be postponed due to the effects of the Coronavirus/Covid-19; the new dates are the regular trade fair dates from Sunday, 21 March to Tuesday, 23 March 2021. “We have taken this decision in in-depth dialogue with our partner associations and key players in the industry. The special challenge here was there is only a very tight “trade fair window” open for the wine industry – one which is additionally narrowed down by the insecure situation created by the Coronavirus,” says Erhard Wienkamp, Managing Director at Messe Düsseldorf GmbH, and goes on to say: “Against this background the decision is the only correct conclusion to be drawn – all in the interest of the wine and spirits industry.”