The organizer of the world’s leading trade fair iba, GHM Gesellschaft für Handwerksmessen GmbH, is postponing iba 2021. The next trade fair is set to take place in Munich between October 22 – 26, 2023.
Dieter Dohr, chairman of the board of management of GHM Gesellschaft für Handwerksmessen GmbH, said: “We are sensing growing uncertainty in the industry over the question of whether to hold the trade fair in the autumn of 2021. We take our customers’ concerns very seriously, especially when it comes to their need to plan ahead. The continuing lack of a global opening perspective and the travel restrictions that will remain in place leave us no other option but to postpone iba 2021. The goal is to be able to present iba 2023 in its usual dimension with the same strength and quality. We are aware of our responsibility as a leading trade fair and, with today’s decision, we are ensuring that the industry will be able to plan both at an early stage and in the long term. We would like to expressly thank all those involved for their support over the past months and for placing their trust in us and the iba brand,” he added.
Despite the postponement of the trade fair, the organizers and the German Bakers’ Confederation would like to bring the industry together in a digital form in 2021, for a second time, on the usual iba date.