Posidonia cancelled completely for 2020

Posidonia will not take place this year due to the uncertainty of the COVID-19 pandemic, the organisers have said.

In a statement issued yesterday (Monday) it was announced that the huge annual shipping event in Athens, which had been postponed until October from its original June date, would now not take place until June 2022.

“We have reached this difficult decision following close consultation with many exhibitors and with our shipping community stakeholders, after assessing the current state of Covid-19 in countries around the world,” said the spokersperson.

“The worrying increase of cases in certain jurisdictions and the inability to predict reliably where the Pandemic will take us in the months ahead, compounds the uncertainty that now prevails, imposing upon us circumstances that are beyond our control.Furthermore, the shipment of exhibits and the complexities of international travel which are constantly being re-evaluated as events develop, pose major challenges and practical restrictions to our international exhibitors and visitors, with the distinct possibility that many will not be able to visit Greece. Without them Posidonia would not be the same.”

Posidonia is known for  the opportunities it provides to meet, interact and socialise in and around the exhibition and enjoy the hospitality, but organisers fear  the benefits will be undermined  by the risks of COVID-19, thus not delivering the results that everyone expects and is looking forward to at Posidonia.

“Instead, we are embarking on our preparations for the next Posidonia in June 2022 with optimism and the confidence that well before then we will have entered a world with COVID-19 under control,” said the spokesman.