European Mobility Expo 2020 goes ‘full digital’. Already postponed to mid December (15-17), now the board of directors of GIE Objectif transport public, organizers of the exhibition that was to be held in Paris, has unanimously resolved to cancel the face-to-face event and replace it with a fully digital event.
European Mobility Expo’s decision is by no means an isolated one: virtually all exhibitions planned this winter have been cancelled.
Only digital version for the European Mobility Expo 2020
The fresh wave of the pandemic, and the new restrictions it entails, mean that it will not be possible to hold the exhibition as planned, the organization points out. “We’re very disappointed to have no option but to cancel the face-to-face event. We don’t want to run the risk of everyone having to deal with a sudden ban on the event imposed just a few days beforehand, and we’re clearly not in a position to ensure our exhibitors would be able to benefit from adequate health measures – or satisfactory visitor numbers. We believe that digitising this year’s edition of the exhibition is the most sensible solution for exhibitors, visitors, and partners alike,” explains Anne Gérard, Chair of GIE Objectif transport public.
«We will however be leveraging every aspect of digital technology to address the needs and expectations of industry stakeholders: live-streamed talks, networking, business appointments, innovation pitches, and more», the organizers underline.