Platformers’ Days postponed

By Euan Youdale01 July 2020

Platformers’ Days, the Germany-based exhibition for mobile lifting and powered access, has been postponed to 2021.

Organiser Messe Karlsruhe said regulations concerning Covid-19 had forced the postponement of the event, which had been due to take place 18-19 September this year.


Britta Wirtz, CEO of Platformers’ Days organiser Messe Karlsruhe.

It will instead take place in Karlsruhe, 10-11 September 2021. The latest coronavirus regulations of the local Baden-Württemberg state government, which come into force today (1 July), prohibits events with more than 500 people until 31 October 2020.

The organiser said that despite all the uncertainties surrounding the Covid-19 pandemic, the initial signs were promising and raised hopes that Platformers’ Days could go ahead as planned. The event was due to take place largely outdoors, with visitors evenly spread out. The organisers had also developed a comprehensive safety and hygiene plan and presented it to the relevant authorities.

Britta Wirtz, CEO of Messe Karlsruhe, said, “We at Messe Karlsruhe could not afford to wait for coronavirus regulations, allowing trade fairs with several thousand visitors to take place, so that Platformers’ Days could go ahead in September.

“We have therefore sadly been forced to postpone the event. We had hoped that the state government would back our plan and give us the peace of mind we needed, but those hopes have been dashed.

Olivia Kollmer, project manager of Platformers’ Days, added, “We would like to extend our heartfelt thanks to the exhibitors, partners and staff who have supported us on this long journey. We have received many excellent ideas from the industry, which we can now combine with our own expertise to ensure a successful trade fair next autumn. We can’t wait.”

Find the latest developments on the event website

JDL Expo to go ahead

Meanwhile, the organiser of France-based crane, telehandler and access exhibition JDL Expo, has confirmed the show will go ahead on its original dates, 9-11 September 2020, at the Palais des Congres of Beaune. Find out more at

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