02 November 2020
The World Money Fair, originally planned to take place in Berlin from 29 to 31 January 2021, will now not take place, with the organisers now looking at options for a virtual event.
The World Money Fair, perhaps the biggest numismatics event in the world, will not take place in Berlin in 2021 due to the global pandemic. The 2020 event was held as normal but just days later much of the world went into lockdown as the Coronavirus crisis worsened, a year on the situation means the major event cannot go ahead.
World Money Fair set to go digital
A statement from the organisers explained:
'We have found this decision difficult to make, but we do not ultimately have any other choice. The World Money Fair 2021 will not be taking place in January, and is to be postponed to a later date and time. As soon as we have more information, we will, of course, fill you in.
Despite everything, we are looking to the future with optimism. If we are unable to meet in Berlin, we will have to hold an online trade fair instead. Specifically, we are planning to enable our exhibitors to attend the virtual World Money Fair based on our homepage. This will provide a platform at which coin dealers will be able to present their goods. We will also provide virtual meeting rooms that allow for a direct communication with prospective customers.
A Media Forum – with a press conference – and a Technical Forum will also take place as virtual meeting places. Perhaps these will result in brand new possibilities. I am convinced that for these activities, we will gain an exceptionally large and longer-lasting reach.
We are working as hard as possible to be able to provide you with the details in the second week of November. Please continue to set the original January date in your diary aside for the World Money Fair.'
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