didacta 2021 will not take place as a face-to-face trade fair in Stuttgart
The development of the pandemic and the associated safety measures and travel restrictions make further planning of didacta – the education trade fair impossible for exhibitors and visitors. Therefore, the event most recently planned for May 2021 at the trade fair grounds in Stuttgart will not take place.
"The exhibitors now have planning security, this was important for us", says Reinhard Koslitz, Managing Director of the Didacta Association. "didacta thrives on the exchange of important specialist information and the discourse, which is more important than ever especially in the pandemic. In order to not have to do without this exchange of information and ideas, together with Landesmesse Stuttgart we are focussing on presenting a small but fine selection of presentations and interactive formats online for specialists and teachers from all areas of education. "The online programme is to be realised in the first half of 2021. The next didacta face-to-face trade fair will take place in Cologne from 22 to 26 March 2022.
"Until now the Didacta Association and Messe Stuttgart have been working on allowing an on-site trade fair in the trade fair halls", says Stefan Lohnert, President of Messe Stuttgart. "However, the unpredictable development of the pandemic has left us no choice. An event with over 80,000 participants can currently not be planned reliably.
The interest from exhibitors in a didacta in May was huge, however, we can no longer guarantee the necessary planning stage for the exhibitors", adds Lohnert.
Landesmesse Stuttgart and the Didacta Association already looked into a date in May last year after they had to cancel the event originally scheduled for March 2021 due to the corona situation.
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