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Posidonia 2020 canceled

Written by Nick Blenkey
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Social interaction, not social distancing, has long been a highlight of Posidonia event [Image: Posidonia]

The Posidonia event in Athens has joined the list of major maritime events whose 2020 presentations have been canceled. Originally planned for June of this year, the event had been postponed to October. Now, though, the decision has been taken not to hold the event 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.” say the organizers.

“One of the unique characteristics of Posidonia is the opportunities it provides to meet, interact and socialize in and around the exhibition and enjoy the hospitality, energy and fun that surround our event, they say.” We are concerned that this special environment that brings together the Greek and international shipping communities is in danger of being undermined due to 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.”

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