The Tire Cologne 2020, originally scheduled for June 9-12, has been postponed until May 2021 due to the outbreak of Covid-19.
In a meeting last night, representatives of the Koelnmesse exhibition centre and its partners at German Tyre Retail and Vulcanisation Trade Association (BRV) decided to postpone the Cologne event.
Koelnmesse said in a statement that it is “making this early announcement in order to provide exhibitors and visitors of The Tire Cologne with planning security. The success of show 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”.
Koelnmesse added the decision is also supported by the crisis management team of the City of Cologne.
An agreement was reached earlier this week 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.
The Tire Cologne is the leading global trade fair in the international tyre and wheel industry. The fair boasts more than 500 exhibiting companies from more than 40 countries, as well as more than 16,000 trade visitors from more than 110 countries.