"This decision has been very difficult for us. However, we want to give our exhibitors and participants planning security. We definitely want to avoid a last-minute cancellation like we had to do in 2020. This would mean unnecessary costs and time lost for everyone involved. The health of our visitors and participants is always paramount, and at the moment we cannot predict with certainty the development of the pandemic, the vaccination status, or any hygiene regulations and participant restrictions in the autumn. Therefore, we think that the virtual option is the only right one. We hope that the current decision is in the interest of all participating companies and delegates,"
- Dr. Hans Jürgen Scholz, 1st Chairman