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Russia has been banned from exhibiting at IMEX Frankfurt, taking place in May. The ban comes in response to Russia’s invasion of Ukraine. IMEX Group CEO Carina Bauer and chairman Ray Bloom revealed the news on Linkedin and showed support for the people of Ukraine.

IMEX in Frankfurt will take place at Messe Frankfurt from 31 May to 2 June. Messe Frankfurt has also put out a statement in response to the situation. Below, is the official statement from Carina Bauer and Ray Bloom:

“Sadly, today we have taken the decision to suspend Russian state enterprises from participating at IMEX in Frankfurt 2022, as a direct result of the current political situation. We do this with a heavy heart, understanding that the world is in an unprecedented situation. Our hearts go out to everyone who is affected and especially the people of Ukraine. All of us wish for a speedy and peaceful resolution to this conflict.”

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“Our corporate principles stand for peaceful co-existence and trade relations of the same kind.”

In a statement pertaining to the situation, Messe Frankfurt wrote: “Messe Frankfurt is looking with great concern at the tragic developments in Ukraine these days. Our company creates internationally neutral communications and trade platforms where people of all nations come together. Our corporate principles stand for peaceful co-existence and trade relations of the same kind – because this is a prerequisite for a functioning international economy and for a functioning international coexistence as a whole.”

Find out more about IMEX Frankfurt here.