Furniture and interior design components exhibition ZOW, which was due to take place in Bad Salzuflen in Cologne in February 8-10, 2022, has been postponed until later in the year.
Rising Coronavirus numbers in Germany and across Europe have been cited as the reason of the show’s postponed until May 2022.
Vice president of trade fair management at Koelnmesse Matthias Pollmann said: “There is increasing uncertainty among companies about whether taking part in a trade fair would currently be the right and responsible thing to do.
“We are communicating closely and in a spirit of trust with our exhibitors, industry representatives and visitors.
“What has become clear from our many conversations is that most are not prepared to attend ZOW in February 2022 as visitors or exhibitors, and that they have serious doubts over whether ZOW can successfully go ahead in a few weeks with the situation as it is.”
Pollmann continued: “In close consultation with Messe Ostwestfalen GmbH, we have now reached the conclusion together that we cannot do justice to ZOW’s importance as an established industry event on the scheduled dates. We are therefore postponing ZOW until May 2022.”
At the same time, the Vice President of Trade Fair Management emphasised Koelnmesse’s commitment to the 25-year old ZOW exhibition is unaffected by this decision.