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Luxexpo The Box impatient to restart

If the Luxembourg convention and exhibition center had a positive financial year in 2019, the future looks more delicate. The consequences of the covid-19 crisis should lead to a 60% loss of income for 2020. In the meantime, the recovery is preparing for Kirchberg.

Eddy RENAULD

If the Luxembourg convention and exhibition center had a positive financial year in 2019, the future looks more delicate. The consequences of the covid-19 crisis should lead to a 60% loss of income for 2020. In the meantime, the recovery is preparing for Kirchberg.

The covid-19 pandemic has put an end to the activities of the Luxembourg Convention and Exhibition Center. Fairs, conferences and other exhibitions have given way to medical staff. In fact, since the end of March, the premises have been transformed into an advanced care center as part of the fight against the coronavirus. As a direct consequence for CEO Morgan Gromy and all his team, the assessment of the year 2020 promises to be more than delicate.

It is true that the events sector was particularly hit by the coronavirus crisis. And Luxexpo The Box should show a loss of some 60% of its activity in 2020. “The next few months will be difficult, but we must keep our eyes on the horizon and prepare well to be able to help our customers seize the smallest opportunities who will appear in the coming months, “says Morgan Gromy.


The Kirchberg convention and exhibition center was transformed into an advanced care center over the weekend. Time to transfer the teams from the nursing home and the first people will be welcomed there this Monday afternoon.


Fortunately, Luxexpo The Box has “very solid bases” to anticipate the future, according to its manager.

See you in October

Despite the delicate context, all of the centre’s teams are preparing for a rapid recovery. As such, the company is preparing a vade-mecum on holding events in the context of a pandemic. “We have prepared a triptych action plan: reassure, adapt and help,” says Raymond Schadeck.

The HOME EXPO (Home & Living + National Housing Week) fair, from 10 to 18 October, will probably be the next large-scale event to be held in the halls of Kirchberg. “When we reopen our doors, everything will be ready to welcome staff, suppliers, organizers, exhibitors and the public in impeccable conditions,” reassures the Chairman of the Board.

2019 more than encouraging

While waiting for a semblance of return to normal, the last turnover of the company, held on Thursday April 30, validated the accounts for 2019. As in 2018, Luxexpo The Box confirmed its advance on its multi-year plan by renewing in 2019 with gross profit.

Over the whole of last year, 103 events were organized on the Kirchberg site. That is 4,297 exhibitors, 448,000 visitors and a turnover of 7.53 million euros.


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