Boot Düsseldorf 2022 canceled
The 2022 edition of Boot Düsseldorf , which should have been held from 22 to 30 January 2022, has also been canceled. The event is therefore postponed to 2023 .
The decision was taken by the Ministry of Health of North Rhine-Westphalia. The surge in infections, together with the spread of the Omicron variant, has in fact forced the Land to limit events and fairs.
Wolfram N. Diener , CEO of Messe Düsseldorf, comments: “The pandemic must be overcome as quickly as possible so that the trade fair sector can again work confidently in planning for exhibitors and visitors. It is therefore with a heavy heart that we must give up holding the Boot Düsseldorf in January 2022. However, the decision of the state government is also in line with the wishes of many exhibitors, who are very concerned about participating in the Boot during the wave of Omicron . I ask everyone involved for their understanding and support so that we can return to work together at full capacity in 2023. To all the exhibitors, associations and partners who have been by our side up to now, the warmest thanks go to the whole Boot Düsseldorf team. I am sure that together we will leave for a great success in 2023, hoping to have survived the crisis ”.
About 1500 exhibitors who should have taken part in the show, coming from over 50 countries. In recent days, however, some important defections had been announced, precisely because of the contagion data.
The Boot Düsseldorf is therefore postponed to 2023. The new dates are already available: it will be held from 21 to 29 January 2023.
The Minister of Health of North Rhine-Westphalia, Karl-Josef Laumann, explains: "We must continue to be very careful at this time. The Omicron variant is spreading in a dynamic that we do not yet know about. But we have to act today. That is why we had already banned large football matches and sporting events with spectators in the current Covid Protection Ordinance. It is logical that not even in January there are large public fairs with many visitors from different regions and countries around the world ”.