HANNOVER, GERMANY—Domotex Hannover 2021 has been postponed from Jan. 15-18 to May 18-20. The reasons for the postponement are based on the latest developments regarding
the worldwide rampant COVID-19 pandemic, including a general uncertainty in relation to traveling abroad, organizers said.
According to Deutsche Messe AG, the show’s producer, clients, exhibitors and visitors asked for
Domotex to be held at a later date. “It is our duty to act responsibly,” said Andreas Gruchow, board member of Deutsche Messe AG. “From many conversations with exhibitors and
partners we have learned that, first and foremost, we have to ensure planning security in good time. With our comprehensive hygiene and safety concept, as well as with the positive
registration situation, we were very optimistic until very recently. But the latest developments show that we do not know whether the travel situation will have significantly improved by January 2021. The discussions we have had with industry representatives on this issue have all
been positive and have shown that the postponement is the right decision at the moment.”
The event will be a hybrid in-person/digital experience. Domotex is also planning a digital conference to take place on Jan. 15, 2021, the show’s original start date.