The Hannover Region Health Authority has strongly advised Deutsche Messe AG to follow the advice of the Robert Koch Institute. These include comprehensive measures for health protection when organizing events.

These include fever measuring stations at all entrances, as well as the implementation of the measure not to admit participants from risk areas and to refuse access to events to participants who have had contact with people from risk areas. This would result in an extensive check of all participants.

Deutsche Messe is unable to meet these requirements in the short term. In addition, their implementation would have the effect of impairing the smooth running of the events to such an extent that the purpose of the planned event could not be achieved, or could only be achieved with considerable restrictions, either for exhibitors or for visitors.

The health of exhibitors, visitors, employees and the general public is a top priority for Deutsche Messe AG. Deutsche Messe has therefore decided to postpone TWENTY2X until 23 to 25 June 2020. The date of the Halal Hannover is currently being determined in close coordination with the exhibitors and will be announced in due course.