Prowein largely lifts Covid-19 restrictions
Strict social distancing rules and ‘vaccinated, recovered, tested’ protocols will be dropped for this year’s Prowein trade show under current legal provisions.
Wine and spirits trade fair Prowein is set to return to Düsseldorf, Germany, from 15 to 17 May, after a two-year hiatus because of the Covid-19 pandemic. The show is expected to welcome 5,500 exhibitors at this year’s event.
Show organisers confirmed that under current legal conditions, the 2G and 3G restrictions (vaccinated, recovered, tested) will not apply. Social distancing will also not be required.
Michael Degen, executive director at Messe Düsseldorf, said: “After this long pandemic period, the focus is now on a new departure because the signs of the time all point in the same direction – namely an active resumption of business life.
“International trade fairs play an essential key role here. Our additional hygiene and infection protection standards provide a high degree of protection on site and a sense of safety.”
To ensure visitors and exhibitors continue to feel safe, Prowein is introducing a number of voluntary hygiene and infection-protection measures.
The trade fair recommends guests to wear medical face masks on the premises, and to keep 1.5m away from other attendees.
Sanitiser dispensers will be made available throughout the show; frequently used contact surfaces will be cleaned multiple times a day.
Doors, with the exception of fire safety doors, will remain open. Transparent droplet guards at service and information counters will remain in use.
Furthermore, Prowein said ‘high-performance’ air filters and ventilation systems will be in place.
The event will also ensure ‘optimised disposal’ of spittoon cups. In the 13 exhibition halls, there will be 70 points for emptying spittoon cups.
Prowein is also highlighting its Matchmaking Tool, designed to facilitate networking meetings between exhibiting wine and spirits suppliers, and buyers from retail and hospitality.
From today (20 April), accredited trade visitors and exhibiting companies can search for matching contacts and products ahead of the show via prowein.com and the Prowein Matchmaking App for IOS and Android OS users.