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boot fair 2021 cancelled due to ongoing pandemic

The next boot fair will not take place in April 2021 as planned, but only again in January 2022.

Next boot Düsseldorf from 22 to 30 January 2022 

Due to the ongoing pandemic and the related worldwide and the associated worldwide lockdown measures, Messe Düsseldorf decided on Thursday, 21. January, to cancel boot Düsseldorf for the year 2021.

The next boot will open its doors from 22 to 30 January 2022, as scheduled in the trade fair calendar. It is no longer possible to hold it on the planned date in April under the given under the given circumstances is no longer guaranteed, says Wolfram N. Diener, Chairman of the Board of Management of Messe Düsseldorf: "The continuing high level of infection and the fact that the end of the lockdown is the end of the lockdown, a resumption of trade fair operations at the end of April seems appear increasingly unrealistic. We have reassessed the situation with our partners and have jointly decided to cancel boot 2021 at an early stage. boot 2021. Our priority is the health and planning planning security of our exhibitors, visitors and service providers. All activities will now be focused on the successful staging of boot 2022."  

The goal, he said, is to return to the concept of boot Düsseldorf both as an event for all water sports enthusiasts as well as a business and networking platform for the international for the international trade public. For 2022, work is also being done on a hybrid experience, which will include digital participation in seminars and events at boot in seminars and events at boot in Düsseldorf. 

boot 2022 will be launched with the registration portal for interested companies in in May of this year. 

The boot Düsseldorf team will be happy to answer any questions exhibitors, visitors and media may have, visitors and the media. Up-to-date information about the fair and international water sports can be found at