Posidonia 2020 has been postponed until October as a result of the Coronavirus-COVID-19 pandemic.
The organisers say the decision has been made with the need to safeguard the health and wellbeing of exhibitors and visitors while at the same time complying with WHO and Greek Government guidelines.
The event, one of the biggest in the shipping calendar, was due to take place from 1st to 5th June 2020 at the Athens Metropolitan Expo. It has now been rescheduled to the 26th to 30th October 2020 at the same venue, together with all related Posidonia sports events and conferences.
A spokesman for Posidonia 2020 said: “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 that we could not delay this decision any longer.
“We have taken this step in consultation with Posidonia’s Supporting Organisations who 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.”
Posidonia is organised under the auspices of the Ministry of Maritime Affairs & Insular Policy, the Union of Greek Shipowners and the Hellenic Chamber of Shipping and with the support of the Municipality of Piraeus and the Greek Shipping Co-operation Committee.
Further details of our October schedule will be announced in due course via the website. posidoniaposidonia-events.com