Let's start at the beginning: the IWA 2020 will take place in Nuremberg from March 6th to 9th, 2020. IWA OutdoorClassics is a classic trade fair and exhibition for firearms, ammunition, optics, accessories and outdoor equipment. There, trade visitors from all over the world inform themselves about the products and services on offer and cultivate customer and supplier relations. In addition to the SHOT Show in the USA, which traditionally kicks off the international gun shows in mid-January, IWA is the most important trade fair in this sector for Europe.
But there are also very successful trade fairs that are open to the public - such as Jagd & Hund in Dortmund, which just ended on February 2nd. Even there, there were many premieres of new products for the current season. So, the distinction between trade and public fairs seems to be shifting.
Our interview to the organizers of the IWA about the 2021/2022 fair dates
Against this background, we asked the organizer of the IWA OutdoorClassics two questions about the IWA dates for the next few years and we received concrete answers:
all4shooters.com: When will IWA 2021 take place?
Nuremberg Fair: IWA 2021 will certainly take place on the traditional dates of mid-March.
(Editor's note: according to our information, this means from March 12th-15th, 2021)
all4shooters.com: what's the schedule for IWA 2022?
Nuremberg Fair: We have intensively examined the request clearly expressed by our customers for a date earlier in the year and we will communicate a solution for the 2022 fair date at IWA 2020.
Speculation about a new date for IWA has cleared up for the time being
Thus, all rumors which had been based on the assumption of an earlier date for IWA 2021 have been disproved. This gives the industry planning security. As far as the further scheduling for 2022 is concerned, the trade fair organizers will provide information by the last day of the fair in 2020 at the latest.
Considering that the SHOT Show traditionally takes place in mid-January, January is no longer a realistic option. We don't want to make any speculations here, but will inform you here when the official announcement of IWA 2022 will be made. Stay tuned.
Precautions against the Coronavirus at IWA 2020:
Because of the COVID-19 aka Coronavirus, NürnbergMesse is in constant communication with the health authorities and follows the recommendations of the Robert Koch Institute and the World Health Organization (WHO) to take precautionary measures:
- You will find additional disinfectant dispensers and information displays on hand hygiene on the exhibition site during IWA OutdoorClassics.
- Visitors will be reminded by posters that it is not always necessary to greet with a handshake.
- The NürnbergMesse medical staff have been specially trained in dealing with infectious diseases and will competently answer any questions about COVID-19.
- Door handles, escalator runs and other frequently touched areas will be cleaned with increased intensity by the cleaning personnel.