GERMANY: The coronavirus is blamed for a 17% drop in attendance at EuroShop, the triennial retail trade fair which ended its five-day run in Dusseldorf today.
This year’s show attracted 94,000 visitors, a significant drop on the record attendance of over 113,000 at the last event in 2017. The organiser blamed the drop on “the current situation associated with the Coronavirus”.
Despite this, exhibitors are said to have especially applauded the high international attendance at the show. 70% of the EuroShop audience travelled to Düsseldorf from abroad. Large delegations were recorded from Brazil, Australia and New Zealand. The 2,300 exhibitors from 57 nations attracted trade visitors from a total of 142 countries.
“We are delighted that EuroShop once again successfully proved to be the most relevant platform for the global retail community when it comes to trends, inspirations and networking,” commented Messe Düsseldorf MD Erhard Wienkamp.
The next EuroShop will be held in Düsseldorf from 26 February to 2 March 2023.