The Tire Cologne: Government decree casts shadow over show

We “have to think very carefully about what we can do without”: NRW Health Minister Karl-Josef Laumann says trade fairs should be cancelled (Photo: Land NRW)

No comment yet from organiser Koelnmesse, so perhaps it is too early to speculate on the fate of this year’s The Tire Cologne. Officially it is business with usual, with around 600 companies and brands expected to display their wares between 9 and 12 June. But with the show just three months’ away, Koelnmesse must decide its response to a new decree that restricts large events.

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