ITSHub, a hybrid trade show for the tobacco industry that was scheduled to take place November 3rd and 4th, 2020, in Dortmund, Germany has been cancelled. The cancellation is due to ongoing concerns with effects of the COVID-19 pandemic. ITSHub was going to include both virtual and on-site components.
When ITSHub was announced, it was positioned as a replacement event for InterTabac 2020 which was cancelled due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Westfalenhallen Unternehmensgruppe, which organizes InterTabac Trade Show, introduced this alternative concept.
Multiple media sources indicated while there was a virtual component scheduled, organizers felt there were still logistical and travel issues associated with the COVID-19 that required exhibitors and staff to still be in physical attendance.
The 2021 InterTabac Trade Show is still scheduled to open September 16 2021, in Dortmund, Germany.