Düsseldorf caravan and motorhome show to go ahead this August
Europe’s largest motorhome and caravan show – the Caravan Salon Düsseldorf – says it will open its doors to the public on August 28 to September 5 as planned.
It has also confirmed this year’s show will have multiple digital elements aimed at those who cannot, or who opt not to, attend in person.
The news comes after the German region in which the show takes place confirmed trade shows could once again go ahead following rising vaccination rates and the associated fall in Covid infection rates. While the possibility of unrestricted travel to and from the UK to Germany still has a question mark hanging over it, the show’s organiser says it hopes attendance from across Europe will be high.
"The conditions for an eventful fair are good. Caravanning and nature tourism are finding more and more enthusiastic followers. A visit to our trade fair offers the best opportunity to see all the vehicle innovations live and to find out about exciting destinations as well as the technical innovations in the accessories and equipment sector," said Erhard Wienkamp, Managing Director of Messe Düsseldorf.
Compared to last year, when a much smaller show took place, this year three additional halls will be occupied and the number of exhibitors will rise by around 45%. This means there will be some 500 exhibitors in 13 halls and in the open-air areas.
Hall 17 will be completely occupied by motorhomes but the largest increase in space goes to campervans, which sees Halls 12 and 15 dedicated solely to campers. Hall 5 will remain the home of the premium segment with luxury models, liners and off-roaders. As usual, caravans and motorhomes will also be on show in Halls 1 and 4, 9 to 11 and 16 and 17.
This year, the show will also be offering digital elements for the first time. Web sessions, video showrooms and a hybrid forum will all be introduced.
"In virtual meeting rooms, trade visitors and, of course, end consumers can get in touch with manufacturers. We will also install a virtual platform in the tourism sector with 'Travel & Nature connected' and make interesting tourism lectures available online to people who cannot be present in person at the fair,” says Project Director Stefan Koschke.
“In addition, a technology forum is planned in the B2B area, where companies in the accessories sector can present themselves online with videos and virtual showrooms. With these steps we are developing the Caravan Salon platform for the future and offer exhibitors and visitors the best of the analogue as well as the digital trade fair world.”
All the web sessions will also be available on demand in a video library after the trade fair.
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