23 March 2020
Following last week’s announcement that we would be rescheduling Electric & Hybrid Marine World Expo to October 27, 28, 29, 2020, many of you will now be aware of the extremely unfortunate timing of both our and Posidonia’s new dates announcement. Neither our Greek friends nor us could have possibly known that we’d chosen the same alternative dates within hours of each other.
Since last week’s announcement, event directors Oliver Taylor, Michael Blackhurst and I have since spent a great deal of time deciding what is the best solution, not just for Electric & Hybrid Marine World Expo, but for the industry as a whole.
We are aware that thanks to Covid-19 and the rescheduling of shows, the industry now faces the prospect of attending almost a year’s worth of shows in just the three-month period between September and the end of November.
And so we have taken the decision to cancel Electric & Hybrid Marine World Expo 2020. The show, which we launched in 2014 and have seen more than triple in size as the industry moves to cleaner, cheaper and more efficient propulsion systems, will absolutely return June 22, 23, 24 next year - bigger and better than ever.
We hope that our decision will be understood and indeed appreciated by the industry. Believe me, we’d rather open the show this year, but we know that in these uncertain times, there is no place for our own agenda. We want to ensure that you, our exhibitors, delegates, speakers and visitors, attend a show that will be at its very best. We only want to run events that introduce you to more like-minded people and more electric and hybrid propulsion technologies than you’ve ever seen before. And that’s the experience that we will deliver for you June 22, 23, 24, 2021, in the Rai, Amsterdam.