First major industry events cancelled
With many countries around the world in lockdown, event organizers are bracing themselves for another year without live events. Two major shipping events have already been cancelled or postponed.
As a result of the pandemic, transport logistic 2021 which was scheduled from 3-4 May in München, has been cancelled and will be replaced by an online event.
Reason is the numerous international travel restrictions, the lifting of which is not foreseeable until spring and which thwart the exhibitor’s claim with regard to visitor participation. As a bridge to other events in the transport logistic network, an online conference will be realized from May 4 to 6, 2021. The next transport logistic as a physical trade fair will take place from May 9 to 12, 2023.
“Our customers would have to start detailed planning for transport logistic now and need planning security. The still ongoing dynamic infection as well as the resulting travel restrictions make it impossible to successfully hold transport logistic at the beginning of May”, explains Stefan Rummel, Managing Director of Messe München. “For this reason, on the recommendation of and in consultation with the exhibitor advisory board, we have decided to cancel transport logistic 2021.”
Meanhwile, Nor Shipping, which was scheduled for June 2021 in Norway, has been postponed to 10-13 January 2022.
“Faced with the possibility of a scaled-down, socially distanced exhibition due to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic, Nor-Shipping has opted to move to retain its personality and impact”, the organization states.