Those who still had hopes that the CCXP Cologne could take place this year will now be disappointed: The second edition of the new convention in the Cologne exhibition halls is canceled. Reason: The spread of the corona virus and the uncertain situation for organizers. The trade fair event will not be rescheduled this year, but there is already a fixed date for 2021.


The federal and state governments have agreed on joint guidelines to contain the coronavirus pandemic. An essential part of the decree of the NRW state government was the suspension of major events, including trade fairs and conventions. 

No planning security: CCXP Cologne 2020 is canceled

The management of Koelnmesse has decided to cease trade fair operations by the end of June 2020, which also affects CCXP Cologne, which would have taken place in Cologne for the second time this year. The CCXP Cologne was planned for the period from June 26th to 28th.

The decision is supported by the city's crisis team, which at its meeting on March 18 also recommended that all trade fairs be canceled during this period. As for the reasons, the management of Koelnmesse says that the planning security for Koelnmesse, but the participants in the trade fair events, will be impaired, “far beyond the previous range”.

The CCXP Cologne does not take place for reasons of safety and concerns about the health of the visitors. Photo: André Volkmann

The CCXP Cologne does not take place for reasons of safety and concerns about the health of the visitors. Photo: André Volkmann

For security reasons and because of the complicated travel situation, it was not possible to hold the fair “in the usual quality”, according to the organizers. Incidentally, the CCXP Cologne will not be rescheduled: the fair will be canceled this year without replacement. The organizers have set the date for the coming year directly: CCXP Cologne 2021 will take place from June 25th to 27th, 2021. 

With this, Koelnmesse wants to create clarity for its customers and an appropriate preparation time. The feedback from industry representatives was positive.

So that first-time visitors do not have to do without the CCXP Cologne: Here is a photo gallery of last year's fair Photo gallery for CCXP Cologne 2019.


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