spoga+gafa 2020 is to go ahead

  • Catja Caspary - Vice President Trade Fair Management
  • Stefan Lohrberg - Director

spoga+gafa trade fair in Cologne will be staged from 6 to 8 September. However, if it looks as if visitors are staying away due to Coronavirus, it will reassess the situation.

The organisers, Catja Caspary and Stefan Lohrberg, write, “It is our declared aim to support the international industry as far as possible in returning to the new normality and in doing so to provide it with the safest and most reliable opportunities here at our fair grounds in Cologne.”

However, they will only hold the trade fair if it has the chance of being successful for all parties involved. Hence if they believe that although all exhibitors are participating, “a relevant share of our visitors will not attend in September due to risks or bans, we will act in the interests of all partners and reassess the situation”.

Should the show have to be cancelled due to the Coronavirus, which currently doesn't appear to be the case, Koelnmesse will fully reimburse any payments made to Koelnmesse by exhibitors and visitors.

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