Lighting Industry prepared for Light + Building 2020.


2,640 manufacturers from the field of lighting and building technologies are currently preparing for light + building 2020, the industry's standout event in Frankfurt am Main. The world's leading fair, which will be held from March 8th to March 13th, will be organized by many international experts from industry, trade, planning and architecture. Leading companies will welcome their customers at the most important event in the sector. Based on the recommendations of the World Health Organization, public health officials and experts, diagnoses are very low risk of being infected by coronavirus."

Messe Frankfurt, the organizer of Light + Building, takes the issue of Covid-19 very seriously and has announced that it is in constant contact with public health authorities. Both the World Health Organization and local medical authorities estimate the risk of infection in Light + Building as very low. Dr. Frankfurt public health bureau. Antoni Walczok advised the German Press Agency (dpa) that it was much more likely to catch the virus and advised visitors to wash their hands more often.

As a preventive measure to prevent the spread of infectious diseases, Messe Frankfurt plans additional cleaning measures, especially for areas such as entrance doors, door handles and escalator railings. In addition, disinfectant dispensers will be installed during the fair.

Wolfgang Marzin, President and Chief Executive Officer of Messe Frankfurt, said: "For us as a company, assessing both risks and opportunities is part of everyday business life and decisions are made rationally, not emotionally. There is nothing more important to us than the health of our visitors, participants and employees. At the same time, Light + Building and all its innovations are important to the industry. According to all experts, the probability of infection with coronavirus is minimal. To reiterate: the authorities did not issue any warnings. Light+building will be built as planned. ”

light + building, Messe Frankfurt 2018

We saw at the last Ambiente consumer products fair held in Frankfurt am Main from 7-11 February that this was the right decision. It attracted 4,635 participants and about 108,000 visitors from nearly 160 countries. There were no medical incidents linked to Covid-19.

in summary;

  • Light + Building 8 – March 13, 2020 will take place as planned.
  • · 2,640 participants are registered.
  • · More than 90 percent of Covid-19 infections are confined to the quarantined Chinese city of Wuhan.
  • · The majority of Covid-19 infections registered in Germany have already been quarantined.
  • · Flights from China and to China are currently very limited. Accordingly, it is impossible to say how many companies will take part at this stage.


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