26-28 May 2020
EBAA, NBAA Cancel European Business Aviation Convention & Exhibition
15 March 2020 (Brussels). The European Business Aviation Association (EBAA) and National Business Aviation Association (NBAA) today announced the decision to cancel the European Business Aviation Convention & Exhibition 2020 (EBACE2020), due to concerns related to the rapidly evolving Coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak. The event was scheduled to take place in Geneva from 26-28 May, 2020.
Both business aviation groups have closely monitored the COVID-19 spread, which has prompted daily, evolving announcements from government and medical authorities in the U.S. and Europe, impacting large public gatherings, travel planning and other decision-making.
The partner organisations’ decision came as the Swiss authorities announced that all events of more than 100 people would be banned until at least 30 April. The Swiss authorities have also said they would reintroduce Schengen border checks.
NBAA President and CEO Ed Bolen said, “As with all NBAA events, we view our participants as partners, whose health and well-being is our foremost concern, and that priority is front and centre in our decision to cancel EBACE2020.”
EBAA Secretary-General Athar Husain Khan said, “This is the hardest decision EBAA’s Management and Board of Governors have had to make in years. But given the unprecedented circumstances, we had no other choice. We must do everything we can to help protect against exposure to COVID-19, and mitigate any risks associated with the spread of the virus.”
The two cosponsoring partners have agreed that exhibit and registration fees will be refunded in full. For more information, attendees should write to firstname.lastname@example.org, and exhibitors should write to email@example.com.
Bolen added, “We will keep our international partners and members informed with regard to how this challenging public health situation impacts events in the coming months.”
The latest information regarding the status of NBAA events in light of COVID-19 is available at nbaa.org/coronavirus .
The latest available EBAA updates on the COVID-19 outbreak can be found at ebaa.org/newsroom.
EBACE brings together thousands of business aviation leaders, entrepreneurs and other purchase decision-makers. Hosted jointly by the European Business Aviation Association and it’s Northern American counterpart the National Business Aviation Association (NBAA), EBACE2020 is the perfect venue for companies who want to showcase their aviation products and services, meet qualified buyers and get critical business done for the year ahead.
EBACE brings together thousands of business aviation professionals from Europe and around the world for three critical days, from Tuesday 26 May to Thursday 28 May 2020 at Geneva’s magnificent Palexpo. Here are the top five reasons why you should make plans to attend:
INNOVATION & SUSTAINABILITY
See the latest innovations, products and services first-hand from 400+ exhibitors. From urban air mobility vehicles, drones, and electric and solar-powered vehicles, to the debut of NBAA’s Green Product Showcase, EBACE will display the future of our industry.
Climb aboard 50+ aircraft ranging from single-engine pistons to the largest jets – the aircraft display is the best way to see a side-by-side comparison of business airplanes, conveniently located right at the Geneva International Airport.
EBACE offers 10+ education sessions ranging in topics from safety and enhancing your current operation to considering using an airplane for business and advancing your career. Click here to view the program schedule.
Connect with more than 13,000 business aviation professionals. Attendees include business owners, executives, flight department personnel and other industry leaders who are ready to exchange knowledge and best practices.
FUTURE LEADERS OF THE INDUSTRY
EBACE hosts a number of education and networking opportunities for Young Professionals (YoPros). This is the ideal venue for rising stars in the industry and those looking to attract new talent to their organization.