2022 boot Düsseldorf cancelled

Published on December 30th, 2021

After forced to cancel in 2021 due to COVID-19, the world’s leading water sports trade fair has been defeated again. Due to the spread of the omicron virus variant, further restrictions have been in place in Germany since December 28 which will prevent 2022 boot Düsseldorf from being held as planned on January 22-30 in Düsseldorf, Germany.

“Of course we had hoped that the pandemic situation in January would allow the boot to be held under strict hygiene conditions,” said Düsseldorf’s Lord Mayor Dr. Stephan Keller. “But in the end, it is only consistent to do without large public fairs such as boot in order to contain the spread of the omicron variant.”

From the trade fair side, there is also complete understanding for the decision of the politicians in view of the current pandemic situation and the challenges in the coming weeks.

Wolfram N. Diener, CEO of Messe Düsseldorf, is eager for the pandemic to be overcome as quickly as possible so that the trade fair industry can once again work with planning security for exhibitors and visitors. “The decision of the state government is also in line with the wishes of many exhibitors who are very worried about participating in boot during the omicron wave,” said Diener. “I ask all those involved for their understanding and support so that we can get back to work together in full force in 2023.”

The 2023 boot Düsseldorf is planned for January 21-29.

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