ProWein expands 2021 show to five days

Wine and spirits trade fair ProWein has extended its 2021 show by two days to ensure the event follows hygiene and safety measures. Due to the coronavirus pandemic, ProWein organiser Messe Düsseldorf has made next year’s show a five-day event to guarantee safety requirements. The 2021 fair will now be held from Friday 19 March to Tuesday 23 March at the Messe Düsseldorf exhibition centre. The extended event will allow a maximum of 10,000 visitors…

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CEO Werner Dornscheidt departs Messe Düsseldorf

Werner Dornscheidt, president and CEO of ProWein organiser Messe Düsseldorf, will retire from the company after 37 years. Dornscheidt, who has held the role of president and CEO for 17 years, will step down from the firm on 30 June 2020. “Trade fairs are my life,” said Dornscheidt. “What we have built up together with my team over all those years benefits the company today. While conditions are difficult at present, it is comforting to…

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ProWein cancels 2020 Düsseldorf show

Wine and spirits trade fair ProWein has cancelled its 2020 show due to the Covid-19 coronavirus outbreak. ProWein had been scheduled to take place from 15-17 March in Düsseldorf, Germany. However, show organiser Messe Düsseldorf announced last week (29 February) that the 2020 show would not go ahead as planned, and would look for an alternative date. Today (5 March), Messe Düsseldorf said it had taken the decision to cancel the 2020 show and hold…

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ProWein 2020 postponed over coronavirus concern

Wine and spirits trade show ProWein has been postponed due to growing concerns regarding the Covid-19 coronavirus outbreak. ProWein had been scheduled to take place from 15-17 March in Düsseldorf, Germany. However, show organiser Messe Düsseldorf announced yesterday (29 February) that the 2020 show would not go ahead as planned, in keeping with the recommendation of the crisis management team of the German government. The group said based on this recommendation and the “recent significant…

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ProWine Asia reschedules Singapore show to July

Wine and spirits fair ProWine Asia has announced that this year’s Singapore show will be held in July, after it was postponed due to concerns over the coronavirus outbreak. Originally due to be held from 31 March to 3 April, the third ProWine Asia show was set to take place at Singapore Expo, the largest convention and exhibition venue in Singapore. Last week, ProWine’s organisers Messe Düsseldorf Asia and Informa Markets made the decision to postpone the…

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