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Eurobike cancels November show due to travel restrictions

Published October 16, 2020

FRIEDRICHSHAFEN, Germany (BRAIN) — Organizers of the Eurobike trade show which had planned a down-sized event for Thanksgiving week this year, announced early Friday that the event will be canceled due to a coronavirus outbreak in the region.

“Our comprehensive hygiene and safety concept, as well as the positive number of registrations for the Eurobike Special Edition had given us cause us to be optimistic until very recently," said Klaus Wellmann, the CEO of Messe Friedrichshafen, Eurobike's venue and owner. "Unfortunately, the latest developments now call for a rethink. It has become extremely unlikely that the situation regarding travel will improve by the end of November. The temporary ban imposed on accommodation also presents an additional obstacle. Accordingly, it is now our duty to act responsibly. It is against this backdrop and with a heavy heart that we have decided to postpone the bike industry get-together at Eurobike in Friedrichshafen until next year,” he said.

Wellmann said the event would announce plans and dates for its next event soon. It also said it would reimburse visitors for tickets and exhibitor fees they had already purchased as soon as possible.

Topics associated with this article: Coronavirus, Eurobike, Tradeshows and conferences

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