NAVEXPO, innovative and unique in France event with its exhibition stands and its boats afloat, looks forward to seeing you for its 5th edition in 2021 at the Port of LORIENT – South Brittany – FRANCE.
Business meeting with onboard visits, sea trials and demonstrations, NAVEXPO gathers the French and international maritime players.
Cancellation of Navexpo 2020 trade fair / Covid-19 crisis
September 2, 2020
In this extremely complicated context of the Covid-19 epidemic rebound, we regret to announce the cancellation of NAVEXPO exhibition this year 2020.
Of course, our event, unlike others, is not affected by the current constraint of limited to 5,000 people. However, despite the necessary health measures that the show plans to implement, in recent days we have been seeing cancellations from French exhibiting companies who do not want their staff to take any risk or who are forced to reduce their costs because of the economic crisis which impacts them. In addition, international exhibitors are also forced to cancel their visit to France because they are either subject to a return quarantine in their countries, or not authorized to travel to Europe.
In addition, maritime players are also informing us of their decision not to currently attend trade fairs and conferences as visitors in order to protect their workforce from any risk of contamination.
Finally, given the worsening health context, the health protocol on which we are already working risks being even more demanding in the coming weeks, which will very likely worsen the conditions of participation with measures of distancing and circulation making the configuration of the show very restrictive.
These various parameters therefore generate an event that will not meet the expectations of exhibitors or visitors, so we believe that it is reasonably impossible to organize the exhibition this year.
After the success of the precedent 2019 show that gathered 130 exhibiting companies and more than 3800 visitors, we look forward to seeing you in 2021 for the postponed edition of NAVEXPO trade fair. We will inform you later of the precise dates when we have more visibility on the outcome of the current crisis.