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Refunds for exhibition space / shell schemes / tickets - ILA Berlin 2020 | Date: 20. Mar.2020

Refunds for exhibition space and shell schemes

Messe Berlin will refund the down payment for exhibition space and shell schemes, as well as exhibitor passes, media package and AUMA fee based on our Terms and Conditions.

This also applies to all orders made in the BECO web shop for all orders where services have not yet been provided.

Please fill this form and provide your bank details. We will initiate the remittance as soon as possible. We will provide you with a confirmation of cancellation in any case.

ILA Media

Additional orders and upgrades for the ILA Media (Virtual Market Place, App, Newsletter and Quickfinder) will not be charged.

Refunds for trade visitor tickets ILA Berlin 2020

All trade visitor tickets ordered and paid via the ILA Berlin ticket shop will be refunded. All ordered and unpaid tickets will be cancelled and not invoiced.

Refunds for visitor tickets ILA Berlin 2020

All visitor tickets for the general public (weekend) ordered and paid via the ILA Berlin ticket shop will be refunded.

Contact for ticket refunds:

MB Capital Services GmbH

Tel: +49 (0)30 4799 7484



ILA 2020 CANCELLED | Date: 18. Mar. 2020

Berlin, 18 March 2020 – ILA Berlin 2020 will not be taking place. This was agreed upon by the German Aerospace Industries Association (BDLI), the organisers of the ILA, and Messe Berlin GmbH following an extraordinary meeting of the supervisory board of Messe Berlin GmbH. The ILA had been scheduled to take place from 13 to 17 May 2020 at Berlin ExpoCenter Airport.

Due to the rapid spread of the coronavirus, on 12 March 2020 the head administrator of the district of Dahme-Spreewald – the authority responsible for enacting protective measures to prevent the spread of contagious diseases – issued a general order and instructed its immediate implementation. It states that ”events with an anticipated attendance of at least 1,000 persons are forbidden in the administrative district of Dahme-Spreewald.“ The order is not time-limited and will remain in force until further notice. Explaining their decision, the authorities noted the assessments made by the Robert Koch Institute and the relevant public health authorities, following which an imposition of minor restrictions would be unable to prevent the spread of the coronavirus at large events of this kind. They also noted that it would be virtually impossible to trace the previous movements of those who made contact with the virus. 

BDLI Chief Executive Volker Thum: ”For us it is clear that we take responsibility for the exhibitors, partners and visitors at ILA 2020. We would like to expressly thank everyone whose commitment over the past few months helped to prepare for the ILA. Our high-tech industry is of strategic importance to the country. This crisis is a severe blow. Now, more than ever, we must stand shoulder to shoulder with policymakers and all our stakeholders.“

Dr. Christian Göke, Chief Executive Officer of Messe Berlin GmbH: ”It is with a heavy heart that we must now announce the cancellation of ILA Berlin 2020. For weeks Messe Berlin has made it known that a decision on holding or cancelling large-scale events can at present only be based on the recommendations or instructions of the relevant specialist authorities. Only they possess the necessary information and specialist knowledge in order to draw the right conclusions. We take our responsibility for the health and safety of our visitors, exhibitors and employees very seriously.”

Over 1,100 exhibitors from more than 40 countries and around 180,000 trade visitors and members of the general public attended ILA 2018.

Information for ILA Berlin 2020| Date: 12 Mar. 2020

The district office Charlottenburg-Wilmersdorf Berlin (public health department) has followed the recommendation of the joint crisis committee of the Federal Ministry of the Interior and the Federal Ministry of Health and has therefore decreed that no public and non-public events with more than 1,000 expected participants is to be held in the district Charlottenburg-Wilmersdorf in Berlin in the period from 12 March to 19 April 2020. This was announced by the Charlottenburg-Wilmersdorf health authority for the district on 12 March 2020.

From 12 March to 19 April 2020 no events held by Messe Berlin were scheduled on the Berlin Exhibition Grounds. We are currently in talks with the organisers of guest events scheduled to take place on the exhibition grounds during the period defined by the public health department. As things stand, events due to be held after 19 April 2020 are not affected by the decision.

The Ministry of Social Affairs, Health, Integration and Consumer Protection of the State of Brandenburg (MSGIV) also informed the public on 12 March 2020 that major events with a minimum number of 1,000 participants are prohibited until further notice. This also applies to events organised by Messe Berlin at the Selchow venue (in Schönefeld at BER). Further information on the period of the order and details are not yet available to us. We are currently examining the consequences and are holding intensive discussions with our partners and organisers of guest events. As of now, the ILA Berlin is planned from May 13th – 17th, 2020.

We are monitoring and assessing events regarding the spread of the coronavirus (SARS-CoV-2) on a daily basis and are in close contact with the relevant public health authorities. 


Date: 12 Mar. 2020

The following applies to all events taking place on our exhibition grounds: we are following the recommendations of the Robert Koch Institute and the relevant authorities at federal and state level and will implement corresponding instructions. Only they possess the necessary information and specialist knowledge in order to draw the right conclusions. As the situation is changing all the time it is difficult to draw any definitive conclusions. However, according to the Robert Koch Institute, the danger for Germany as a whole is currently classified as "moderate", with the exception of particularly affected areas (currently the district of Heinsberg).

In the event of an unavoidable cancellation of ILA Berlin resulting from future governmental orders, Messe Berlin will proceed according to the terms and conditions stated in the contracts: main exhibitors will receive a refund on all advanced payments for stand surface rental, exhibitor passes, media packages and the AUMA fee. Other costs resulting from the participation in the exhibition such as travel expenses, stand construction through external partners, agency costs, catering, staff will not be compensated.

Messe Berlin has a well-functioning and proven crisis management team. During our events German and English-speaking specialist staff are available, as well as rooms for providing immediate medical attention. We have taken further precautionary measures to ensure the safety of all participants. Hand cleansers can be found at every entrance and in all the toilets. Frequently used objects such as handrails and door handles in particular are also being cleaned and disinfected at shorter intervals. Furthermore, all visitors and exhibitors are advised to observe the hygiene safety measures recommended by the Robert Koch Institute, including proper hand hygiene and avoiding coughing and sneezing.


Information for ILA Berlin 2020| Date: 04 Mar. 2020

The health & safety of our exhibitors, visitors and partners is our highest priority. We have been following the development of the coronavirus COVID-19 for several weeks and are in close contact with the responsible health authorities in Berlin also including current recommendations and risk assessments from the Federal Ministry of Health (BMG).

The situation is developing very dynamically and it is difficult to make a conclusive assessment of the issue. However, the danger for Germany is currently classified as „moderate“ (Robert Koch Institute). This assessment and the size of our event, which can still be organizationally mapped, and the composition of participants (limited internationality) has led us to the following decision:

As things stand at present, ILA Berlin will take place without restrictions as planned from May 13 to 17, 2020.


At ILA Berlin, we will implement the preventive measures recommended by the WHO and Robert Koch Institute:

Hand hygiene

  1. Hand disinfectant dispensers will be available at all entrances and in all restrooms.
  2. Cleaning and disinfection intervals will be increased, especially for handrails, door handles and other frequently used surfaces.

Rules of conduct

  1. Avoid physical contact, including hugs or shaking hands.
  2. Sneeze into the crook of your arm (not your hand).
  3. Avoid repeated use of handkerchiefs.

We recommend the following websites for further information:

World Health Organization

We will keep you informed on any developments through our website:

Your ILA Berlin Team

Status: V1.0/ March, 4 2020