Given the exceptional circumstances regarding the COVID-19 pandemic Wirtschaftsgemeinschaft Zoologischer Fachbetriebe GmbH (WZF) has decided to postpone the world’s leading trade fair Interzoo to beyond 2020. This decision follows an original announcement to postpone the trade fair, but the date had yet to be decided.
Due to the current worldwide consequences of COVID-19, Interzoo can no longer take place in 2020. The organizers are working on a new time slot beyond 2020, and this approach was agreed upon by WZF after careful assessment of the current situation and in consultation with NürnbergMesse as its assigned partner along with representatives of the industry.
“Interzoo attracts leading companies of the pet supplies industry from around the world,” said Norbert Holthenrich, President of the German Pet Trade and Industry Association, ZZF, the honorary sponsor of Interzoo. “Against the background of the current situation involving health hazards, travelling restrictions and constraints of movement, large-scale economic damage and other adverse factors we consider it impossible to still offer a trade show in 2020 which lives up to the expectation of the industry at large associates with a global premier event such as the Interzoo. As we are speaking, the majority of companies are finding themselves in crisis mode and certainly not geared to plan and prepare the presentation of their products and services at a trade fair.”