In view of the escalating challenges the world faces as a result of the Coronavirus-COVID-19 pandemic, the leading international shipping exhibition Posidonia 2020 has been re-scheduled from the first week of June to the end of October 2020.
“The need to safeguard the health and wellbeing of our exhibitors and visitors, while at the same time complying with WHO and Greek government guidelines, we have decided to postpone Posidonia 2020 from the 1st to 5th June 2020 to the 26th to 30th October 2020 at the Athens Metropolitan Expo, together with all related Posidonia sports events and conferences,” said Theodore Vokos, md, Posidonia Exhibitions SA.
“Given the uncertainty currently surrounding our original dates, the international character of Posidonia and the pressure our exhibitors and visitors are under in actioning now their travel and logistical arrangements as well as the shipment of their exhibits, we concluded we could not delay this decision any longer,” said Vokos in a statement.
He said the decision has been taken “in consultation with Posidonia’s supporting organisations which have confirmed their agreement and support for the October dates”.
“We believe that taking action at this time was necessary for the benefit of our exhibitors, our visitors and the exhibition itself,” said Vokos.
Over the next few days further details of the October schedule will be available on the Posidonia website.
In view of the new October dates, payments due by the end of February 2020 will now have to be received by the end of June 2020. All other key elements of participation at Posidonia remain the same but the organisers will be issuing updates on the calendar of events as adjusted.
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