In a recent letter sent to visitors of Kind + Jugend, the current developments around Covid-19 and the economic situation has increasingly been reflected In recent weeks, with more and more exhibitors calling their participation in Kind + Jugend 2020 into question.
The continuing crisis and the associated economic difficulties and concerns for employee health has led to further hesitation amongst exhibitors and trade visitors alike.
The latest news about new cases of infection in Germany has also played a role in the decision to cancel the 2020 event, with the next Kind + Jugend scheduled for 16th – 19th September 2021.
The organisers state within the letter sent “We had carefully reassessed the overall situation and decided to meet the cancellations and wishes of exhibitors and visitors from the industry, and to suspend this year’s edition of Kind + Jugend. This was a very difficult decision for us. Particularly leading trade fairs such as Kind + Jugend require a certain completeness where exhibitor and visitor attendance are concerned. Internationality at the European and global levels has an important role to play for this trade fair.”
The letter states that visitors who have pre-purchased their entry tickets will be refunded. Koelnmesse will centrally issue these refunds in the coming weeks. There is nothing further for ticket buyers to do.
The next edition of Kind + Jugend will be held 16-19 September 2021.