embedded world 2020 to Take Place as Scheduled Amidst Coronavirus Concerns

Amidst the growing concerns over the coronavirus, organizers of the embedded world event have announced that embedded world 2020 will take place as planned from February 25-27 in Nürnberg, Germany. This announcement comes after GSMA announced the cancellation of the Mobile World Congress which was set to take place in the same week in Barcelona.

NürnbergMesse issued a press release saying that they are taking a comprehensive measures to ensure that exhibitors and visitors can participate in the exhibition safely and comfortably. Two world-leading exhibitions with over 150,000 participants (exhibitors and visitors) from all over the world have been held successfully in Nürnberg since the end of January. The preventive protective measures for guests at the Nuremberg exhibition center have had excellent results. A large number of other major international trade fairs have also been held in Germany in recent weeks.

The EU health ministers are currently meeting in Brussels to intensively discuss further measures relating to corona infections (2019-nCoV). NürnbergMesse is observing this very closely and will take account of the results and recommendations for action for embedded world and inform accordingly in a timely manner.

With concerns over visitor health issues and the reluctance of leading companies in attending events, the virus outbreak has already impacted some of the major events and businesses around the world this month. And while the embedded world 2020 has been announced to happen as planned, there will be some major names who will be giving the event a miss this year due to health concerns. Some companies who have confirmed their denial to attend the event include, STMicroelectronics, Microchip Technology and Linx Technologies.

Further information on the coronavirus (2019-nCoV) can be obtained from the following official bodies:

Here are some FAQs by NürnbergMesse in relation to the coronavirus (2019-nCoV) outbreak:

Q: Will embedded world 2020 take place?

embedded world 2020 will take place as announced from 25-27 February 2020 at the Nürnberg exhibition centre.

Q: How will visitors be informed about the organization of embedded world?

Preparations are proceeding as usual and the planned marketing measures are being implemented as planned.

Q: Are Chinese citizens allowed to enter Germany, especially Nuremberg, at all?

Yes, because freedom of travel is a great asset and there are no instructions from German authorities as to why Chinese citizens should be refused entry to Germany. There are no restrictions.

Q: Will Chinese people also participate in the exhibition or will the exhibition deny access to Chinese people?

NürnbergMesse is an international exhibition venue and of course exhibitors and visitors from China will also take part in our events. There is no reason to deny access to our exhibitions to persons of a specific nationality – in this case: from China - for safety or health reasons.

Q: How many Chinese companies participate in embedded world?

Around 100 companies are currently registered for embedded world 2020. About 5% of them come from the Hubei region and the city of Wuhan. We do not expect these companies to take part at the exhibition.

Q: How many visitors do you expect from China?

We are expecting significantly less visitors from China than in 2019, but it will be around 1% of the total number of visitors.

Q: Have Chinese exhibitors or visitors already cancelled their visit?

Only Chinese guests from Wuhan have so far cancelled their visit to Nürnberg due to understandable reasons - otherwise we are happy to welcome the world to our exhibitions in Nürnberg.

Q: How does NürnbergMesse ensure that people who are already infected do not enter the exhibition site?

NürnbergMesse has a well-established and professional emergency management system. In addition to the police and fire brigade, this also includes a first aid station, which has even been supplemented by interpreters.

Q: Is there no possibility of infection on the exhibition site?

NürnbergMesse ensures a very high standard of hygiene in the Exhibition Centre Nuremberg through a large bundle of measures such as additional disinfectant dispensers on the exhibition grounds and increased cleaning in heavily frequented areas such as entrances, door handles or staircases. The first-aid stations are increasingly manned and are optimally prepared and equipped for the relevant scenarios professionally, medically and with the appropriate equipment. Structured procedures are fixed in several languages, so that even if undifferentiated symptoms occur, professional clarification and medical support is provided as quickly as possible.

NürnbergMesse is closely networked with the responsible safety and rescue authorities and is a member of a task force of the local health authority. The local, national and global development of the corona virus is monitored around the clock by the security department of NürnbergMesse, so that the prepared security measures can be intensified and implemented in stages at any time in a very short reaction time.
 Irrespective of the corona virus, it can never be ruled out that, despite very high hygiene standards, one can also become infected during a visit to the exhibition.

Q: Does NürnbergMesse recommend self-isolation or self-quarantine?

No, as the German authorities do not recommend this measure either.

Q: Does NürnbergMesse implement security measures such as thermal imaging cameras at the entrances/mouth protection for everyone?

No, according to the Federal Centre for Health Education (BZgA), thermal imaging cameras or "mouth-guards for everyone" are of little help when it comes to the "coronavirus" issue. Instead, the BZgA recommends good hand hygiene as the most important and effective measure for personal protection. Click here for more information. (German/English)

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