Messe Düsseldorf organizers want to make it clear that attendees at K 2022 this year in Germany will be able to breathe easy.
The host site for the world's biggest plastics trade show, set for Oct. 19-26, says it will have 3,000 HEPA filters installed by July. The filters are able to remove "99.9 percent of viruses, bacteria and other particulates from the air and release the cleaned air into the room again."
Halls 1, 9 and 17 plus Congress Center Düsseldorf CCD have already had the filters installed. The German Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Climate Protection provided 80 percent of the 1.4 million euros ($1.48 million) invested in the improvements.
"Our new HEPA filters help to ensure that we can offer all guests the greatest possible protection during our trade fairs," Wolfram N. Diener, president and CEO of Messe Düsseldorf, said in a news release. "After two pandemic years and a period of intense digital communication participants can feel safe when networking, initiating business deals and experiencing innovations in person again."