Due to the current requirements of the health authorities to prohibit major events with more than 1,000 participants, Messe Frankfurt, as organiser of Luminale, decided to cancel the Light Festival at short notice. The volatile situation and the dynamic spread of SARS-CoV-2, combined with the recommendation of the Robert Koch Institute to also take a critical view of events with well below 1,000 participants, led to this new assessment. Messe Frankfurt deeply regrets this short-term decision, but out of responsibility for the health of participants and visitors, no other decision was possible.
Background information on Messe Frankfurt
Messe Frankfurt is the world’s largest trade fair, congress and event organiser with its own exhibition grounds. With more than 2,600* employees at 30 locations, the company generates annual sales of around €733* million. We have close ties with our industry sectors and serve our customers’ business interests efficiently within the framework of our Fairs & Events, Locations and Services business fields. One of the Group’s key USPs is its closely knit global sales network, which extends throughout the world. Our comprehensive range of services – both onsite and online – ensures that customers worldwide enjoy consistently high quality and flexibility when planning, organising and running their events. The wide range of services includes renting exhibition grounds, trade fair construction and marketing, personnel and food services. Headquartered in Frankfurt am Main, the company is owned by the City of Frankfurt (60 percent) and the State of Hesse (40 percent).
For more information, please visit our website at: www.messefrankfurt.com
* preliminary figures 2019
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