COVID-19 pandemic puts brake on Eurobike 2020: Show cancelled
22 October 2020: The special edition Eurobike 2020 which was to take place on 24-26 November 2020 has been cancelled. The ongoing coronavirus crisis has forced Messe Friedrichshafen to take this decision. The organisers are now developing a live, on-site format for next year. This will meet the future requirements of the industry. Date and details will be announced in due course, according to official statement from the organisers. Messe Friedrichshafen will be refunding Eurobike participants for any exhibitor fees and tickets.
It may be that in early May, Messe Friedrichshafen decided to move Eurobike 2020 from September to November 2020. “However, our comprehensive hygiene and safety concept, as well as the positive number of registrations for the Eurobike Special Edition had given us a promise. 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. It is against this backdrop that we have decided to postpone the bike industry get-together at Eurobike in Friedrichshafen until next year,” said Klaus Wellmann, CEO Messe Friedrichshafen, in his official statement.
Head of Eurobike, Stefan Reisinger, said “Our priority is now to set the course for the 2021 event, so as to find the best possible way to bring the industry together in Friedrichshafen and to move it forward. We will be announcing the details in due course.”