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˅ Exhibition Overview ˅

New date for CAKE DREAMS

Messe Dortmund GmbH has shifted its spring trade fairs CREATIVA, CAKE DREAMS, Bau!Messe!NRW!, TasteFest and Auto-Welt Dortmund. Tickets that have already been purchased remain valid. This is the Westfalenhallen Unternehmensgruppe's reaction to the increasing spread of the corona virus in North Rhine-Westphalia and to the decree of the Ministry of Labour, Health and Social Affairs of the State of North Rhine-Westphalia of 10 March 2020, which from now on prohibits the staging of major events with more than 1,000 visitors.

Previous date CAKE DREAMS: 22 - 22 March 2020   

New date CAKE DREAMS: 29 - 30 August 2020


Is there a new date for the postponed CAKE DREAMS?

Yes, CAKE DREAMS 2020 will take place from 29 to 30 August 2020.

Is this decision final or is there still a chance that the fair will take place?

The fair will not take place in March due to force majeure. The new date is mentioned above.


Is my ticket still valid?

If the date of the trade fair is postponed, purchased tickets remain valid. If you are unable to attend the new trade fair date, you can exchange trade fair tickets. Please send an e-mail to messetickets@westfalenhallen.de.

Can I cancel gift tickets?

Yes, the gift tickets can be cancelled. To do so, gift tickets sent by post must be scanned or photographed in the original and sent by e-mail to messetickets@westfalenhallen.de.

What happens to my Deutsche Bahn tickets?

The official goodwill regulations of Deutsche Bahn apply here:

"For travellers with tickets to areas in Italy affected by the coronavirus, DB is maintaining its goodwill arrangement: customers who no longer wish to travel can have their ticket refunded free of charge. The same applies with immediate effect to passengers with a DB ticket for whom the specific reason for travel is no longer applicable due to the coronavirus (e.g. official cancellation of a trade fair, concert, sporting event or similar). The free refund also applies in the event that a booked hotel in the destination (possibly abroad) is under quarantine. We kindly ask affected customers to contact the sales outlets and customer service channels of DB."

Quelle: https://www.deutschebahn.com/de/presse/pressestart_zentrales_uebersicht/Corona-Virus-DB-umfassend-vorbereitet-4974568


Am I automatically listed as an exhibitor for the new date?

Yes, we have listed you for the new date.

Do I keep my stand space in August 2020?

Basically yes. You will receive a stand confirmation with all details in good time. It cannot be ruled out that the current situation may make it necessary to relocate your stand.

What happens if I am unable to attend the new date?

You have the right to withdraw from the contract within 14 days of receipt of the postponement. Cancellation must be made in writing form, see § 8.3 General Conditions of Participation.

What happens to booked hotel rooms etc.?

Booked accommodation must be cancelled by you with the respective facilities. The respective general terms and conditions of the accommodation apply. 

What happens to booked means of transport (car, truck, train, plane etc.)?

Booked means of transport must be cancelled by you with the respective facilities. The respective general terms and conditions of the transportation providers apply. 

What is the procedure for my ordered services at Messe Dortmund (power and water connections, rigging, carpeting, stand construction, lighting, parking tickets etc.)?

The services ordered from the Messe Dortmund online service are cancelled free of charge. You will receive new access data for the trade fair date.

Who is my contact person?

If you have any further questions, please contact the trade fair team:

Nikolas Wiese
Project Executive
Telephone: +49 (0) 231 1204-857
Telefax: +49 (0) 231 1204-678
E-Mail: nikolas.wiese[at]messe-dortmund[dot]de

Miriam Schlennstedt
Project Executive 
Telephone: +49 (0) 231 1204-1340
Telefax: +49 (0) 231 1204-678
E-Mail: miriam.schlennstedt[at]messe-dortmund[dot]de

Karin Lauerwald
Project Manager
Telephone: +49 (0) 231 1204-515
Telefax: +49 (0) 231 1204-678
E-Mail: karin.lauerwald[at]messe-dortmund[dot]de

Marc Stender
Project Assistant
Telephone: +49 (0) 231 1204-527
Telefax: +49 (0) 231 1204-678
E-Mail: marc.stender[at]messe-dortmund[dot]de

New dates for spring fairs

Never before has there been such an exceptional situation for the entire trade fair world and thus also for our company, and we are deeply moved by the events of the last few weeks. Against the background of the official decree of 10 March, the trade fairs CREATIVA, CAKE DREAMS, Bau!Messe!NRW!, TasteFest and Auto-Welt Dortmund will be postponed. We very much regret the situation that has arisen and ask for understanding from our exhibitors, visitors and partners. "The health of all visitors, exhibitors and employees has top priority for us", confirms Sabine Loos, General Manager of the Westfalenhallen Unternehmensgruppe.

Europe's largest creative trade fair, CREATIVA, will now take place from 26th to 30th August 2020; the CAKE DREAMS from 29th to 30th August 2020. Parallel to the new date, the FAIR FRIENDS trade fair, Germany's largest sustainability trade fair, will take place. The parallelism of both formats promises exciting synergies and thus added value for exhibitors and visitors of both fairs.

The new date for Bau!Messe!NRW!, TasteFest and Auto-Welt Dortmund is from 02 to 04 October 2020.

Messe Dortmund is thus complying with the decree issued by the Ministry of Labour, Health and Social Affairs of the State of NRW on 10 March 2020, which banned events with more than 1,000 visitors due to the coronavirus epidemic. The ban applies with immediate effect.

All sides have worked at full speed to find alternative dates for 2020, when the above-mentioned trade fairs can be held in Dortmund. Tickets purchased so far remain valid and can be used for the above-mentioned dates. 

For enquiries and further information, please contact the relevant specialist department of Messe Dortmund GmbH and/or Westfalenhallen Unternehmensgruppe GmbH or follow the current information via the website and social media channels.

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