ProWein 2021, scheduled to be held over five days in March 2021, has been cancelled due to Covid-19 restrictions. ProWein will next take place from 27 to 29 March 2022.
"We did not take this decision lightly - on the contrary, we have very carefully examined the arguments for or against a trade fair in these dynamic pandemic times in intensive and close consultation with our partners and exhibitors. The decisive factor for us was, primarily, the interest of our exhibitors and visitors," said Erhard Wienkamp, managing director of Messe Düsseldorf GmbH, which owns ProWein.
He went on to say that exhibitors now have certainty about the next ProWein and can plan accordingly.
ProWein 2021 was cancelled given the current high rate of Covid-19 infections and the restrictions that have resulted. On 25 November 2020, Germany’s federal government made it clear that trade fairs may not take place at present. Given this, ProWein 2021 was untenable, despite the many precautions that management had developed.
ProWine China, which has just ended, will be renamed ProWine Shanghai next year and will return to the Shanghai New International Expo Centre from 9-11 November 2021.
The next ProWine Asia will also be renamed ProWine Hong Kong and will take place from 18 to 21 May 2021. ProWine Asia will be renamed ProWine Singapore and will return in 2022, rather than in March 2021.