This year’s in-person EBACE show in Geneva is the latest casualty of the Covid-19 pandemic, with co-organizers EBAA and NBAA announcing the show’s cancellation this morning. But the associations said they are now making plans for virtual EBACE programming from May 18 to 20, the previously planned dates for EBACE 2021 in Geneva.
“This continues to be a very challenging situation, and the health and well-being of our attendees and exhibitors remains our highest priority,” said NBAA president and CEO Ed Bolen.
EBAA Secretary-General Athar Husain Khan echoed those concerns: “Although vaccination programs are ramping up, we are still in uncharted waters. We felt that, in May 2021, the safety of our exhibitors and attendees could not be guaranteed in the traditional EBACE format.”
The associations said details regarding the virtual EBACE programming will be forthcoming, but promised an event that “will gather the industry around compelling speakers and valuable content.” In addition, they will seek other opportunities to jointly promote business aviation throughout the coming year.
Exhibitors already signed up for EBACE 2021 will hear shortly from the show’s exhibits team, EBAA and NBAA said.