COVID-19 | FAQs
Here you'll find all questions and answers around LABVOLUTION and COVID-19 - to be updated on an ongoing basis.
Answers key questions on LABVOLUTION 2021
The reasons for the postponement of LABVOLUTION 2021 into autumn are mainly due to the current developments of the worldwide infection situation in the course of the COVID-19 pandemic.
It is the only consistent measure to give all participants a better planning security and to organize a truly hybrid event, i.e. a physical meeting with exhibition and conference as well as seminar elements in Hannover - enriched by digital participation possibilities for exhibitors, sponsors and visitors. The corresponding hygiene and protection concept is in place, and with the staging of infa in October 2020, it has also been proven in practice that events can be held safely in pandemic times.
We will be ensuring the highest possible standards of hygiene, safety and medical care at LABVOLUTION 2021. Our top priority is to guarantee the health and safety of all of our clients, business partners and their guests. Like all the other exhibition companies in Germany, we will be following the strict guidelines of the German Health Department and the Robert Koch Institute.
For example, we will be gathering the details of all participants during registration so that we can trace who was potentially in contact with whom, and when. Deutsche Messe is committed to ensuring a safe and successful tradeshow experience for all concerned. Should a change in hall layouts be necessary, we will dynamically adapt the site to reflect the latest developments.
During the stand design and building phases as well as during the exhibition, infection prevention at exhibitors’ stands is the responsibility of each exhibitor and the exhibitor’s subcontractors. Deutsche Messe's Technical Guidelines have been expanded to include additional stipulations pertaining to infection prevention. These stipulations are valid with immediate effect, and until further notice.
You will find Deutsche Messe’s current conditions for conducting events here. For further details or if you have any questions, feel free to contact us.
In September, LABVOLUTION will for the first time as a hybrid event underline its function as a trade fair for the smart laboratory and present news, know-how and networking for research and development laboratories as well as for routine and quality control laboratories.
In September 2021, we will again cover the relevant topics with a focus on digitization, sustainability and the consequences and lessons learned from the corona pandemic: from laboratory infrastructure, equipment, software and materials to knowledge transfer and job opportunities.
Naturally, we will ensure the safety of our guests by implementing the hygiene and distance concepts specified by the health authorities and the Robert Koch Institute.
COVID-19 changes markets worldwide. In times where no personal exchange is possible, online channels are used to ensure direct contact. This is also accompanied by the desire for complementary digital offers in the laboratory world, in order to take into account the rapidly increasing online channels and to offer a business platform as LABVOLUTION.
Therefore, we are planning LABVOLUTION 2021 as a "hybrid event" - i.e. a physical trade fair, supplemented by virtual elements. This way, visitors who for various reasons will not be able to travel even in September will still be able to participate at least digitally. For exhibitors, on the other hand, a hybrid format will continue to guarantee the accustomed international reach: Physically on the exhibition grounds as well as digitally expanded to generate even more coverage through new display formats.
We are currently working at full speed on the specific formats and will announce further details shortly.
We are delighted that you are still considering showing your products at LABVOLUTION. You can register as usual via our online shop. You can start signing up to participate here . Your contact partners will be happy to assist you with any questions and will advise you on our flexible participation options, allowing you to plan your participation ideally in line with your requirements, even under these special circumstances.
To provide you with added security when registering, we will waive a cancellation charge of the participation fee, as specified in Section 10.3 of the Conditions of Participation for LABVOLUTION 2021, in the event that you cancel by 31 March 2021 in accordance with Sections 10.1 and 10.2 of the same Conditions of Participation.
Please be sure to observe the currently valid protective measures and requirements for exhibitors and any stand construction companies commissioned by you during the construction and dismantling periods as well as for exhibition grounds logistics. This currently includes, among other things, adherence to the distance and hygiene rules and the installation of temporary sneeze guards and/or the obligation to wear mouth-and-nose coverings where a minimum distance of 1.50 m cannot be maintained.
Your registration remains valid. We will transfer your registration for the original event date (04.-06.05.2021) to the new event date (07.-09.09.2021), unless you object to the transfer in writing to Deutsche Messe immediately, or by 08.12.2020 at the latest.
You may change your requested stand size right up until the time the official stand confirmation letters are issued, and we will then do our best to accommodate your wishes if at all possible. And even if you still wish to make changes after having received your stand confirmation letter, rest assured we will do our utmost to find a mutually agreeable solution for you.
Services ordered directly from third parties (service providers, service partners) are subject to conditions agreed upon by the parties who concluded the contract. In this case, Deutsche Messe will not reimburse any costs.
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Needless to say, you can also contact us directly. Should your company require further support due to the current special circumstances, we will certainly be able to find an appropriate solution in joint dialogue with you.
The safety and health of all our customers, partners and guests enjoys the highest priority for us.
Unfortunately, we are not yet able to predict which further events in the coming weeks and months will affect all of us and thus also the LABVOLUTION and will influence further planning. Should new developments arise, we will have to reassess the situation and take the necessary steps. We will keep you up to date on developments, and are keenly interested in finding mutually agreeable solutions with our exhibitors.
In the wake of the coronavirus pandemic, the trade fair and conference industry is experiencing a crisis of unimaginable proportions. The Managing Board of Deutsche Messe is in constant dialogue with Hannover’s municipal government. The strong trust shared by both parties makes it easier to coordinate safety and hygiene regulations for successful and safe tradeshows in Hannover.