Re-scheduled: FIBO 2021 to be held from 24 - 27 June
Postponement of the trade show improves planning certainty for the fitness industry
FIBO, the Leading International Trade Show for Fitness, Wellness and Health, originally running from 8 – 11 April 2021, in Cologne, Germany, will now take place from 24 – 27 June. This move takes current developments on the Covid-19 front into consideration. The postponed new dates of FIBO improve planning certainty for exhibitors and visitors.
"We are confident that we will be able to optimise conditions for a safe event on the re-scheduled summer dates of FIBO 2021. In so doing, we are also working on hybrid models to optimally combine physical components and digital content. The availability of vaccines during 2021 also gives us reason for optimism," says Benedikt Binder-Krieglstein, CEO of organizer Reed Exhibitions Deutschland GmbH, and goes on to say: "The still unclear pandemic developments and framework conditions have prompted us to reassess the situation. For us, the top priority is to minimise both the health and economic risks for all participants and to avoid unnecessary costs.”
For the fitness industry, which has been hit hard by the pandemic, next year's FIBO is a beacon of hope. With the new dates in summer 2021 FIBO is responding to the wishes of many exhibitors, for whom the trade show is the most important marketplace of the year. "We are doing everything we can to get the physical trade show going again in 2021 and assume the situation will have improved from June onwards with regard to legal and economic conditions such as travel restrictions, among other things," says FIBO boss Silke Frank. "We will make optimal use of the extended preparation time to stage a safe and successful FIBO 2021 for all participants in the summer."
FIBO 2021 will run from June 24 to 27 in the same halls of Koelnmesse as usual. To kick off the show, the European Health & Fitness Forum (EHFF) will be held on 23 June. FIBO and EuropeActive have agreed on this. The new FIBO-Congress on the first and second day of the show will be organised in cooperation with the BSA Academy and the German University for Prevention and Health Management.