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Düsseldorf Wire Show Postponed

Düsseldorf Wire Show Postponed
March 02
13:50 2020

The 2020 Wire & Tube Düsseldorf is being postponed due to the coronavirus.

A fastener section was being added to the biennial wire trade show in Germany, which was expected to draw more than 1,300 exhibiting companies from 50-plus countries.  The last show drew more than 38,000 visitors.

No date has been set for the trade show which was to start at the end of March 2020.  Messe Düsseldorf GmbH said it will find alternative trade fair dates.

“In doing so, we are following the recommendation of the crisis management team of the German government to take into account the principles of the Robert Koch Institute when making a risk assessment of major events,” according to the Messe Düsseldorf statement.

“On the basis of this recommendation and the recent significant increase in the number of infected persons, including in Europe, Messe Düsseldorf has reassessed the situation.  Added to this is the uncertainty of numerous exhibitors and visitors at the events in March and the complicated travel situation, especially for international customers.”

“Our customers, partners and employees trust us,” Messe Düsseldorf CEO Werner Dornscheidt said.  “Not only when it comes to the professional and successful handling of major international events in Düsseldorf.  They can also have this trust in us when we make decisions about critical situations in the interests of their safety.” 

“This decision was not an easy one for all concerned,” says Thomas Geisel, Lord Mayor of the City of Düsseldorf and Chairman of the Supervisory Board of Messe Düsseldorf GmbH. “But the postponements at the present time are necessary for Messe Düsseldorf and its customers in view of the increasingly dynamic developments.”

Messe Düsseldorf also conducts wire trade shows in China, India, Russia, South America and Southeast Asia.  Changes for the other trade shows have not been announced.  Web:

  • In February, the 2020 Taiwan International Fastener Show was postponed from April to October due to the coronavirus.

It is now slated for October 14-16, 2020, at the Kaohsiung Exhibition Center.  Web:

There were 2,193 overseas visitors at the fifth biennial TIFS in 2018 with 27.5% from China and 31.3% from the next four largest nations combined: Japan, India, the U.S. and Germany.  Email:


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