The Tire Cologne Postponed

The Tire Cologne

Koelnmesse GmbH, the organisers of THE TIRE COLOGNE, have announced that, after in-depth consultation, and in agreement with their partners at the German Tyre Retail and Vulcanisation Trade Association (BRV), it has been decided to postpone the show, originally scheduled for 9 to 12 June 2020, until next year. 

New Dates Announced

In general the management team of Koelnmesse has decided not to organise any events on the part of Koelnmesse until the end of June 2020. This decision is supported by the crisis management team of the City of Cologne, which also recommended in its meeting on 18.03.2020 to cancel trade fairs during this period. 

This also happens against the background of the agreement reached on 16.03.2020 between the German federal government and the governments of the German states – laying down common guidelines for dealing with the coronavirus epidemic and explicitly including the general closure of trade fairs and exhibitions. This impairs the planning security for Koelnmesse and the participants of the trade fairs in Cologne far beyond the scope of the current scenarios. 

Koelnmesse says it is making this early announcement in order to provide exhibitors and visitors of THE TIRE COLOGNE with planning security. The success of THE TIRE COLOGNE, the leading international trade fair for the tyre and wheel industry, is based on the global players that exhibit at and visit the event. The current circumstances, however, do not permit the intensive preparations necessary for a successful trade fair that is also safe for all participants involved. After careful review of all the options available, THE TIRE COLOGNE has now been rescheduled for 18 to 20 May 2021.

Eagle-eyed observers will note that the new dates are one week before the Autopromotec show in Bologna. At this early stage, the implications of this clash are unclear but will no doubt come into focus in the coming days.

About the author

David is the Owner and Publisher of Tyre & Rubber Recycling. With over 30 years' experience as a specialist tyre industry journalist, he first entered the tyre industry in 1987 as Editor of Tyres & Accessories. He was Editor of Tyre Trade News between 1993-96 before establishing Retreading Business in 1997. In 2004 he acquired the Malaysian tyre magazine The Tyreman, before establishing Tyre & Rubber Recycling in 2009. In addition to his publishing ventures, he was also Director of the Retread Manufacturers' Association between 2004 and 2014.

Email: david.wilson@tyreandrubberrecycling.com

Phone: (44) 1270 668 718

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