Dealing with the Coronavirus

For your safety

We are currently working together to ensure that we can hold our industry meeting for public transport from 1st to 3rd of December 2020 as planned, because we know that trade fairs are irreplaceable as a motor of the economy, as a platform for exchange and knowledge transfer. We look forward to seeing you again! Take care of yourself and stay healthy!

Here you find answers to your questions:

Currently, we are firmly planning to hold IT-TRANS from December 1st to 3rd, 2020. In order to give you planning security as quickly as possible with regard to the implementation of IT-TRANS in times of great dynamics caused by the worldwide pandemic, we will inform you about our further steps and the upcoming results via all channels available to us such as e-mail, website, social media and of course personally on the phone.

The federal state of Baden-Württemberg has restricted the operation of facilities in its current Corona Ordinance. To run a trade fair is prohibited until 24th of May 2020. At the same time, a ban on gatherings of more than 5 persons outside of public space is in effect until 5 June 2020. Nationwide: Large-scale events are prohibited until 31 August. The federal states are currently deciding on a gradual opening of public life and thus also of trade fairs on their own responsibility.

The current regulation of the state of Baden-Württemberg can be found under this link:

We are in intensive exchange with the responsible authorities. In our industry associations FAMA, IDFA and AUMA we are making an overall effort to clarify the general conditions under which trade fairs can take place again. However, these conditions are not yet available for Baden-Württemberg. Independently of this, we are currently developing an individual concept for each trade fair, which fulfils all the asked requirements of hygiene, distance and tracing of infection chains that are known to us and can be implemented at our trade fairs. The safety and health of all participants is our main concern. We will inform you immediately at the appropriate time about any measures to be taken that will certainly change the "face" of the events.

Our "Special Conditions of Participation", which you accepted with your admission, remain valid without change. Please contact us if you have any questions or need clarification.

1. hygiene measures

The consistent observance of the applicable hygiene regulations forms the basis for our trade fairs. Messe Karlsruhe is planning the following measures:

  • Permanent, active information of exhibitors, visitors, service providers and employees before and during the trade fair about necessary infection protection measures to be observed by them, such as
    • Hand hygiene
    • Observance of the spacing
    • No-handshake-policy
    • Issue of respiratory masks (if necessary)
    • Special services offered to exhibitors to ensure hygiene measures on their stand

  • Compliance with strict hygiene regulations
  • Closely timed cleaning cycle for sanitary facilities with appropriate disinfection
  • Regular cleaning of door handles and other contact surfaces (e.g. handrails, elevator buttons, cash machine) with disinfectant
  • High density of hand washing facilities and hand disinfection columns (entrance areas, info counters, catering units etc.)
  • Guaranteed good ventilation of entrances, halls and conference rooms through the central operation control of the ventilation system
  • Observation and implementation of the specifications for catering concepts by our contract partner GAUL's Catering
  • Observance and implementation of the guidelines for contact restriction and hygiene in the personnel service, e.g. through face visors, contactless admission management
  • DRK staff on site with own action plan/reporting chain
    • Skilled stuff
    • Central contact points
    • Fever measurement/temperature scanning (if necessary)

2. person density/visitor control

Messe Karlsruhe is well prepared to control visitors through the exhibition:

  • Consistent admission management, e.g. through online ticketing
  • Crowd management systematics to ensure the necessary distance
  • Communication of rules of conduct (posters and digital signage) at regular intervals and in the sanitary facilities
  • Notes via public address system
  • Distance markings in the entrance area, within the event and at the exit

3. contact tracing

In order to enable targeted contact tracing in suspicious cases, we can implement the following suitable measures, if prescribed, in the run-up to and during the event:

  • Focus on online ticketing
  • Obligatory full registration of exhibitors, visitors, service providers and employees on the exhibition grounds
  • Communication, information and use of the official contact tracing app recommended by the federal government (if available)

Messe Karlsruhe is in constant close contact with the health authorities. Recommendations and instructions from the authorities are implemented as soon as they are available.

At present, it cannot be ruled out that travel restrictions for individual countries will continue to apply during IT-TRANS. These restrictions naturally affect the participants of an international trade fair. Travel restrictions are imposed by the authorities and contribute to the high level of security required for holding a trade fair.

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