The original dates from 23 to 31 January could not be used due to the ongoing high infection numbers across all of Europe. This is the reason why Messe Düsseldorf has postponed boot in Spring, after close consultation with its partners and exhibitors who endorse this decision and have opted in favour of the new dates.

Messe Düsseldorf’s CEO Wolfram Diener says : “The exhibitors can focus on the new dates now and continue their preparations. We will concentrate from now on to prepare the best possible and successful platform for the boating and water sports business.” Boot Project Director Petros Michelidakis adds: “After many talks with exhibitors, associations and partners we have chosen very carefully the new dates although we know that it is difficult to fulfill everybody´s wish. Moving Boot to April will also accommodate the purchasing and booking behaviour of many water sports enthusiasts. Long-term organisation of holidays and leisure activities will not be possible in the coming months and we believe that Boot Düsseldorf held in April will be welcomed for the planning of the boating and water sports activities for the rest of the year.”