The annual FIBO fitness and wellness conference and expo that was slated to be held in April in Cologne, Germany, has been postponed to the second half of the year over concerns about the spread of the COVID-19 coronavirus.
“This is not a decision we have taken lightly; our customers, partners and the FIBO team worked incredibly hard on this event,” said Silke Frank, portfolio director for FIBO Global Fitness Events in a statement. “While it is disappointing to postpone, it is imperative that we prioritize the health and safety of everyone involved. Our goal remains to provide the best customer value for everyone attending FIBO.“
Reed Exhibitions, as the organizer of FIBO, said it trusts that the decision to postpone the show to the second half of the year ensures that the FIBO continues to serve the fitness industry in the secure and safe conditions needed.
The FIBO team said it will continue to communicate closely with customers and partners over the coming weeks.
According to FIBO’s website, the show hosts more than 1,000 exhibitors and approximately 145,000 visitors from 135 countries every year in Cologne.