CEBIT is no more, 2019 edition cancelled

Posted on Wednesday, November 28 2018 @ 15:02 CET by Thomas De Maesschalck
Another major computer expo bites the dust. After 33 years of hosting one of world's largest IT conferences in Hanover, Germany, the Deutsche Messe decided to cancel the 2019 event.

Part of CEBIT will live on as part of the broader Hannover Messe, and there will also be several smaller, more-focused events.

There are several reasons for the cancellation of CEBIT. Attendance has been declining for years and Deutsche Messe is also seeing a decrease in exhibition space rentals. This year, the show moved to the mid-June timeframe to become a summer tech festival. It seems that move didn't have the desired effect.

CEBIT saw attendance of over 200,000 visitors in June 2018, a far cry from the 850,000 visitors during the late 90s and early 2000s heydays. This leaves CES in Las Vegas and Computex in Taipei as the two major IT shows.

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Thomas has been messing with computer since early childhood and firmly believes the Internet is the best thing since sliced bread. Enjoys playing with new tech, is fascinated by science, and passionate about financial markets. When not behind a computer, he can be found with running shoes on or lifting heavy weights in the weight room.

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