05 August 2020

Messe Stuttgart is closely monitoring the current situation relating to Covid-19 (Corona virus SARS-CoV-2) very closely. To this end, we are in close contact with the responsible authorities in the federal state of Baden-Württemberg and are taking account of the requirements and recommendations regarding the staging of events. The safety, health and wellbeing of all people who come to us is our main concern and has the highest priority.

The cancellation, postponement or reorganisation of events is the responsibility of the organiser. As the operator of the exhibition grounds, Messe Stuttgart supports the organisers with questions within the scope of all its possibilities.

On 23rd June 2020, the Baden-Württemberg government confirmed that trade fairs with more than 500 people will once again be allowed to take place in Baden-Württemberg from 1st September 2020. This is based on the premise that the infection situation will continue to ease and in compliance with appropriate hygiene regulations. Click here for the current Corona Ordinance for trade fairs, exhibitions and congresses in Baden-Württemberg (as of 14 July 2020, available only in German).

Efforts are being made to find individual solutions for the various events held by Messe Stuttgart and guest event organisers which are scheduled to take place during this period. Further details will be released on the websites of the respective events. You will also find a small overview in the following tab under "Are there alternative dates for postponed fairs?".

Yes, there are alternative dates for individual events.

EventOriginal dateNew date
AMB15 - 19 September 202013 - 17 September 2022
ARCHIKON31 March 202025 February 2021
Babywelt17 - 19 April 202019 - 22 November 2020 (Stuttgarter MesseHerbst)
BRAWO07 - 08 March 202019 - 21 November 2021 (Stuttgarter MesseHerbst)
CastForge16 - 19 June 202008 - 10 June 2021
DanceWorld Stuttgart17 - 19 April 202009 - 11 April 2021
Designfest17 - 19 April 202020 - 22 November 2020 (Stuttgarter MesseHerbst)
didacta24 - 28 March 202023 - 27 March 2021
Electric & Hybrid Vehicle Technology Expo Europe28 - 30 April 202014 - 16 October 2020
FACHDENTAL Leipzig25 - 26 September 202024 - 25 September 2021
FACHDENTAL Südwest16 - 17 October 202015 - 16 October 2021
Fair Handeln16 - 19 April 202008 - 11 April 2021
GARTEN Outdoor Ambiente16 - 19 April 202008 - 11 April 2021
GlobalConnect01 July 202015 November 2022
i-Mobility16 - 19 April 202008 - 11 April 2021
interbad27  - 30  October 202021  - 24  September 2021
Invest24 - 25 April 202023 - 24 April 2021
KREATIV16 - 19 April 202019 - 22 November 2020 (Stuttgarter MesseHerbst)
LASYS16 - 18 June 202021 - 23 June 2022
Markt des guten Geschmacks - die Slow Food Messe16 - 19 April 202008 - 11 April 2021
MEDIZIN05 - 07 February 202115 - 17 January 2021
PFLEGE PLUS26 - 28 May 202017 - 19 May 2022
prostep ivip Symposium12 -13 May 202002 - 03 September 2020
Reitsportmesse17 - 19 April 202009 - 11 April 2021
RETRO CLASSICS18 - 21 March 202105 - 07 February 2021
R+T22 - 26 February 202121 - 25 Febraury 2022
südback17 - 20 October202022 - 25 October 2022
T4M05 - 07 May 202004 - 06 May 2021
The Battery Show Europe28 - 30 April 202014 - 16 October 2020
TheraPro05 - 07 February 202115 - 17 January 2021
TheraPro Essen02 - 03 October 202001 - 02 October 2021
UNITI expo26 - 28 May 202009 - 11 February 2021
UNITI Mineralöltechnologieforum22  - 23  April 202028  - 29 April 2021
YogaWorld17 - 19 April 202020 - 22 November 2020 (Stuttgarter MesseHerbst)

If you have any further questions, please contact the responsible project team:

Measures for the controlled and safe staging of events at Messe Stuttgart

Trade fairs and exhibitions in Stuttgart can be staged safely. Messe Stuttgart has formulated a concept to protect the health of its exhibitors, visitors and employees. These are the measures:

  • The required number of disinfectant dispensers is available throughout the trade fair grounds of Messe Stuttgart. Only non-reusable towels (paper towels) are used in the sanitary areas.
  • The cleaning frequency and disinfection of the sanitary areas and of highly frequented contact areas (such as banisters) throughout the trade fair grounds have been increased during event operations.
  • The trade fair grounds of Messe Stuttgart have a building management system based on the highest technical standards. This enables intensive air exchange to take place in the exhibition halls.
  • Transparent partitions made of glass and plastic are installed at every counter with contact between employees or service providers of Messe Stuttgart and attendants of events (e.g. counters in the Press Centre, VIP-Lounge, the trade fair shop, cloakrooms, service offices, information counters).

Distancing regulations

During their stay on the venue, the minimum distance between persons must be 1.5m according to the Corona Ordinance. Exceptions are made for:

  • Families, life partners and persons belonging to the own household
  • Groups of visitors (4 to 5 persons) from one company who can prove that they travelled together and who can guarantee for traceability

Messe Stuttgart encourages compliance with the distancing rule by keeping a minimum distance of 1.5m by floor markings in relevant places.

Obligation to wear masks

During their stay in closed rooms, persons from the age of six years must wear a non-medical mask or a comparable mouth-and-nose cover.

The obligation to wear a mouth-and-nose cover is suspended:

  • For persons for whom the wearing of a nose-and-mouth cover is not possible due to medical or other reasons, or not reasonable (please provide a medical certificate or a written self-declaration stating the reasons for the unacceptability).
  • On exhibition stands at trade fairs, exhibitions and exhibition areas of congresses as long as the organiser or exhibitor ensures that the minimum distance of 1.5m per person can be observed.
  • While seated as long as the organiser or exhibitor ensures that the minimum distance of 1.5m per person can be observed. The nose-and-mouth cover must be worn until seated.
  • For employees who work in a place where visitors are not present.
  • When using gastronomic services
  • When a different protection of the same efficiency is in place to protect other people

Persons who do not comply with the rules to wear masks have to leave the premises.

  • In the run-up to the event (e.g. during registration), all participants in an event (visitors, exhibitors, journalists, employees, service companies, etc.) will be informed about the hygiene and protection measures).
  • Reference to the measures will also be made on the trade fair grounds in a suitable form and to an adequate extent (posters/notices, flyers, loudspeaker announcements, etc.).
  • Protection and hygiene measures will be supplemented by specially trained personnel on the trade fair grounds. Messe Stuttgart employs specially trained personnel to ensure that the required distance regulations are observed.
  • Messe Stuttgart recommends that visitors use the Corona App of the German Federal Government.
  • For information about trade fairs, safety and hygiene, please contact safeexpo(at)messe-stuttgart.de

A ban on entering the premises or participating in events according to § 7 of the Corona Ordinance applies to persons

  • who are or have been in contact with persons infected with the corona virus if 14 days have not yet passed since the last contact.  
  • who have typical symptoms of an infection with the corona virus, particularly disturbances to the sense of smell and taste, fever, cough and sore throat.

  • For trade fair restaurants, bistros, catering and tastings on exhibition stands at Messe Stuttgart, the valid protection and hygiene regulations according to the applicable Corona Ordinance of Baden-Württemberg apply.
  • Compliance with the applicable rules for gastronomy and catering is ensured by spacing gastronomic offers well apart, by using out-door areas (e.g. as Food Courts), by offering food to-go and by planning special areas for the consumption of food (seating tables).
  • Keeping the minimum distance of 1.5m between participants is made possible by arranging the seating in conference rooms and other areas accordingly.
  • Aisles between trade fair stands (≥ 3m) are designed for the number of visitors expected at the same time. Floor markings help to follow the walking directions in the trade fair aisles.
  • If necessary, (for example for sales activities into the aisles) the width of the aisles has to be adjusted in order to ensure that the protection and waiting zones along the stands are unaffected.
  • The areas on the front sides of the halls remain free if necessary in order to provide sufficient space for sanitary facilities and bistros. To this end, the necessary waiting areas for sanitary and gastronomic facilities are planned carefully in advance on the basis of expected visitor numbers.
  • In the exhibitor and visitor communication, the applicable public regulations and notification channels on the venue are thoroughly explained.
  • Entry codes which (specialist) visitors receive from media, exhibitors or the trade fair company in advance, can be redeemed online at the Messe Stuttgart ticket shop.
  • Visitors receive their entry tickets exclusively online and in advance via the Messe Stuttgart ticket shop. Every ticket is valid for the specified exhibition day only. There are no multi-day tickets. It will be possible to visit the fair on more than one day, though. In this case visitors have to register for every day of their visit individually. This enables a tracing of all participants if necessary and prevents queues in front of the cashiers.
  • Visitor tickets will be issued with a specified time of entry if necessary.
  • All attendants of trade fairs are subject to a detailed registration with immediate effect. This means: All essential personal data have to be provided at the advance online registration.
  • The maximum number of visitors on the venue is monitored. Messe Stuttgart ensures by targeted measures (e.g. blocking the turnstiles) that the maximum number of visitors is not exceeded. When the maximum number is reached, access to the venue is not possible.
  • Queuing is limited and made safe by means of access control and distance markers on the floor. A controlled visitor guidance supports compliance with the distancing rules.
  • The access for exhibitors and visitors is possible via a limited number of entrances and exits.
  • In outdoor areas (Trade Fair Park and loading bays) the obligation to wear masks is suspended within specified areas (such as smoking areas) provided the minimum distance of 1.5m is kept.
  • Contact free payment is supported in many facilities of Messe Stuttgart. This applies to the trade fair restaurants and bistros. Messe Stuttgart follows the established solutions in the retail sector.