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Protection against the coronavirus: NOVENTI cancels its participation in the ALTENPFLEGE 2020 trade fair

Appeal to responsibility to organizer Vincentz of Messe Hannover

Germany’s market leader in the healthcare market NOVENTI cancels its participation in the ALTENPFLEGE 2020 trade fair for protection against the further spreading of the coronavirus and makes an urgent appeal to Vincentz, the organizer of the trade fair in Hanover: “Meet your responsibility to protect Germany’s nursing staff and patients and cancel the trade fair!”

This means that the leading exhibitors at the trade fair, NOVENTI BoS&S and NOVENTI azh, will not be represented in Hanover from March 24 to 26.

“As the market-leading designer of the German healthcare system, health and its protection are our top priority. It is our task to help ensure that the players in the German healthcare system remain capable of working, especially in the current situation, and that the healthcare of the people continues to be guaranteed,” says Dr. Hermann Sommer, CEO NOVENTI Health SE.

NOVENTI especially sees the organizer of the fair as having a duty, the company Vincentz Network GmbH & Co. KG. NOVENTI board member Dr. Sven Jansen explains: “In order to protect against a possible further spread of the coronavirus possibly at the fair and in particular to the nursing staff present there – who of course will then no longer be able to fulfill their duty of care – the cancellation of the entire Altenpflege fair is absolutely essential. Therefore, we hereby make an appeal to the organizer of the Hanover Fair: Assume your responsibility and cancel the fair for the protection of Germany's nursing staff and patients! Thus, NOVENTI is  acting completely in line with our corporate DNA and our message: So that healthcare has a future.”

As the leading trade fair in the care sector, exhibitors and trade fair visitors are primarily active in the care sector. As a result, there are numerous contacts with elderly and health impaired persons, who are a considerable risk group in the case of a corona infection.