In view of the increasing spread of the coronavirus (COVID-19) and taking into account the principles for risk assessment of major events adopted by the crisis management group of the German government and the current recommendation of the Bavarian State Government for international exhibitions, VDMA Woodworking Machinery and NürnbergMesse have decided to postpone Holz-Handwerk together with Fensterbau Frontale 2020 to Tuesday, 16th June until Friday, 19th June 2020.

In 2022 Holz-Handwerk and Fensterbau Frontale will revert back to March once again.

The protection of the health and safety of exhibitors, visitors and employees is a top priority for NürnbergMesse. In awareness of this responsibility and after careful consideration and evaluation of the current situation, the Management Board of NürnbergMesse has decided on this necessary protective measure. 

Petra Wolf, Member of the Management Board of NürnbergMesse: "We expressly thank all customers, partners and media representatives for the understanding they have shown regarding our decision to postpone Holz-Handwerk and Fensterbau Frontale 2020. We are pleased about the high level of commitment in the industry - after intensive deliberations and numerous positive discussions with national and international customers, we have chosen the new date in June".

Dr. Bernhard Dirr, Managing Director of VDMA Woodworking Machinery: "Of course, it is regrettable that we cannot hold the 20th anniversary edition of Holz-Handwerk on the planned date. It is important for us not to cancel the fair despite all the uncertainties regarding corona virus. But it is also clear that the coming Holz-Handwerk will take place in a special environment with special challenges. Nevertheless, we are convinced that we have found the best possible alternative date together with NürnbergMesse".

Dr. Christian Wenzler, General Manager of Fachverband Schreinerhandwerk Bayern (Bavarian Association of Carpenters): "As representatives of the carpentry, we consider the new date before the summer break to be a sensible alternative. Exhibitors and visitors will thus have the opportunity to exchange information about new products and services before the end of the first half of 2020. The fair is and will remain the obligatory date for the carpenters even in June."