Trade Fair IZB 2020 postponed - New 2021 date confirmed
The International Suppliers Fair (IZB), an important communication and business platform for the mobility industry will not be held this year due to COVID-19 and has been postponed to October 2021.
The 11th International Suppliers Fair (IZB) has been postponed due to the Corona pandemic and the resulting lack of planning reliability. The event organizer has been working hard to develop scenarios for holding the IZB in October 2020, as planned since the outbreak of the pandemic. Given that the development of the pandemic and the accompanying official requirements are still challenging to predict, the organizers are unable to hold the IZB as planned this year reliably.
The event organizer has therefore decided to postpone the IZB until 5th to 7th October 2021.
The decision results in intensive consultation with the responsible authorities and partners and strategic and economic consideration of all influencing factors. According to the City of Wolfsburg, it is likely that trade fairs, shows, and exhibitions of this scale will not be permitted in October. The main priority is the health and safety of the exhibitors, trade visitors, employees, and all other individuals involved in the event, as well as holding an IZB that meets expectations in terms of its high quality.
“The IZB has now been around for 18 years and has never experienced a situation like this”, states Stefan Schiller, Head of the IZB at the company behind the event, Wolfsburg AG. “We are very sad to have to postpone the trade fair. This decision was not easy to make, but at present, it is without a doubt the right thing to do – especially with regard to our desire to make next year’s IZB a high-quality event for our exhibitors and visitors yet again. As per usual, we then want to make mobility innovations, internationality and personal contacts the main focus of the trade fair.” According to Schiller, “we are already looking forward to seeing our exhibitors, partners and trade fair visitors again at the IZB 2021 at the very latest.”