Challenges for 2022 boot Düsseldorf
Published on December 8th, 2021
With COVID-19 restrictions ramping up in Europe, the world’s leading water sports trade fair is feeling the pinch in Düsseldorf, Germany. As show organizers proceed with 2022 boot Düsseldorf on January 22-30, X-Yachts is among the annual exhibitors that have made the decision not to display at the 2022 show.
“The consideration for the safety of guests and employees has our first priority, and instead of boot we are working on a number of exciting activities during the spring of 2022,” said an X-Yachts statement, citing the “tense situation” around COVID-19 in Europe.
Messe Düsseldorf has decided to hold boot 2022 as planned after consultations with the exhibiting industries and consistent implementation of the current COVID-19 Protection Ordinance of the State of North Rhine-Westphalia.
Oriented to the regulations that apply to the retail trade, only visitors who comply with the vaccinated or recovered regulation may enter the fairgrounds during boot. In addition, wearing an FFP2 or medical mask is mandatory in all halls. The latest air exchange regulators also ensure a regular supply of fresh air in the exhibition halls.
“Messe Düsseldorf has a responsibility to both exhibitors and the large water sports community to ensure that boot 2022 takes place,” said Messe Düsseldorf CEO Wolfram Diener. “Since we already updated our access regulations two weeks ago with regard to the vaccinated or recovered regulations, we are also fully on track with boot 2022 even under the new regulations of the current Corona Protection Ordinance.
“With our proven hygiene concept ‘PROTaction’, we will be able to offer a safe trade fair to all participants. The approval from the water sports industry for boot 2022 is good. We will once again be able to put on a boot trade show in 2022 that will kick off the new season.”