The Russian invasion of Ukraine threatens the peaceful coexistence in Europe. As shareholders of E-world energy & water, conIenergy agency and Messe Essen therefore support all sanction measures of the German government and announce that exhibiting companies from Russia will not be allowed to participate in Europe's leading trade fair for the energy industry. The exclusion also applies to companies from Belarus.
Trade fairs are cosmopolitan platforms where people of many different nations exchange ideas about innovations and shape the future together. At trade fairs, people meet respectfully and on equal terms. This self-image of peaceful coexistence is in clear contradiction to a hostile attack on a neighbor, such as that currently being carried out by Russia.
If Russia finds its way back to peace and acceptance of international law, then Russian companies will once again be very welcome.