The organizational team of Busworld has decided to cancel Busworld Europe 2021.
The decision is based on the fact that Busworld cannot fully guarantee its exhibitors that the visitors will join the show in October in the usual numbers because of the ongoing uncertain situation due to covid-19: There is no way of predicting travel restrictions and there is no way to measure the willingness to travel of the visitors with the negative impact of covid-19 on their business results for more than a year now.
Although the prospects were positive in the beginning of the year, the promised speed of the vaccination campaigns , especially in Europe, were not met at all. And since the preparations to participate to a trade show start at least six months before the actual show takes place, there are too many question marks for the exhibitors.
The Busworld team in the press note: “Even though it would have been perfectly possible from a practical side to organise a trade show with the utmost respect for everyone’s safety, the bullet was bitten today and a sensible but tough decision was made: Busworld cancels its 2021 edition. And this in the year of its 50th birthday, a very black page in its history, no doubt. The decision was made with full support of Busworld’s main exhibitors. They respected and agreed with the decision and all assured that they will be present at the next edition in 2023.”
Some smaller, alternative events might take place in the ‘Busworld period’ of October 2021, information about it will be published in due course. The next edition of Busworld Europe will take place in Brussels from 7 to 12 October 2023.19.03.2021