STUTTGART, Germany, April 3, 2020 (Press Release) -Due to the increasing spread of Covid-19 in Europe and the uncertainty associated with this, Mesago Messe Frankfurt GmbH and the association ZELLCHEMING e.V. have jointly decided to cancel the ZELLCHEMING-Expo in Frankfurt am Main. The event was originally scheduled for 24 – 25 June 2020 and will be held again next year.
In view of the uncertain prognosis for the coming months with regard to the further development of the Corona pandemic, the organizer and the patron of the event, in close cooperation with various industry representatives, have decided to cancel the trade fair for the pulp, paper and supply industry.
"We are very sorry to have to cancel this year's ZELLCHEMING-Expo, but the health of our exhibitors, visitors, speakers, partners and employees is our top priority", explains Martin Roschkowski, President at Mesago Messe Frankfurt GmbH. "The decision was not an easy one for us, nor is it for other trade fair organizers worldwide, who are facing similar challenges due to the current situation".
"As much as we regret the cancellation of this year's exhibition, we look to the future with confidence - better times will come again", commented Gerrit Lund, Chairman of the Board of ZELLCHEMING e. V. "Within the Association, we would like to use the time ahead to develop ideas and work intensively on new concepts for the association and the event. We are already looking forward to seeing you all again at the ZELLCHEMING-Expo 2021.”
Place and date of the 2021 event will be announced in due course. Current information is always available at zellcheming-expo.com.
About Mesago Messe Frankfurt
Mesago, founded in 1982 and located in Stuttgart, specializes in exhibitions and conferences on various topics of technology. The company belongs to the Messe Frankfurt Group. Mesago operates internationally and is not tied to a specific venue. With 160 members of staff Mesago organizes events for the benefit of more than 3,300 exhibitors and over 110,000 trade visitors, conference delegates and speakers from all over the world. Numerous trade associations, publishing houses, scientific institutes and universities work with Mesago closely as advisers, co-organizers and partners. (mesago.com)
About ZELLCHEMING e. V.
The Association of Chemical Pulp and Paper Chemists and Engineers is an association which has dedicated itself fully to the various issues and topics surrounding chemical pulp production and paper making. We see ourselves as a technical-scientific professional association for the chemical pulp paper industry as well as the supplier industry. Anybody who is involved with chemical pulp production and paper making in Europe will find that we offer a comprehensive range of information as well as strong representation of interests for the concerns and issues affecting our high-tech sector. We provide our members with an international network for the exchange of information and technical contacts in which topics discussed range from research and development concerning paper making through to ecology and the future of the chemical pulp industry and paper industry. (zellcheming.com)
Background information on Messe Frankfurt
Messe Frankfurt is the world’s largest trade fair, congress and event organiser with its own exhibition grounds. With more than 2,500 employees at 30 locations, the company generates annual sales of around €718 million. We have close ties with our industry sectors and serve our customers’ business interests efficiently within the framework of our Fairs & Events, Locations and Services business fields. One of the Group’s key USPs is its closely knit global sales network, which extends throughout the world. Our comprehensive range of services – both onsite and online – ensures that customers worldwide enjoy consistently high quality and flexibility when planning, organising and running their events. The wide range of services includes renting exhibition grounds, trade fair construction and marketing, personnel and food services. Headquartered in Frankfurt am Main, the company is owned by the City of Frankfurt (60 percent) and the State of Hesse (40 percent).