NBAA and EBAA are canceling the annual European Business Aviation Conference and Exhibition planned for May in Geneva with plans for a virtual version of EBACE

While private aviation continues its rebound, the industry is still being impacted by the pandemic. Due to the continuing COVID-19 crisis, the European Business Aviation Association (EBAA) and National Business Aviation Association (NBAA) today announced the cancellation of the 2021 European Business Aviation Convention & Exhibition (EBACE2021).

The two trade groups said they are making plans for a virtual EBACE programming from May 18-20, the previously planned dates for the Geneva, Switzerland event.

“This continues to be a very challenging situation, and the health and well-being of our attendees and exhibitors remains our highest priority,” said NBAA President and CEO Ed Bolen.

“Although vaccination programs are ramping up, we are still in unchartered waters,” said EBAA Secretary-General Athar Husain Khan. “We felt that, in May 2021, the safety of our exhibitors and attendees could not be guaranteed in the traditional EBACE format.”

The associations will provide details regarding the new EBACE programming in the future.

Exhibitors already signed up for participation in EBACE2021 will hear shortly from the EBACE exhibits team, according to a press release.

NBAA’s BACE, the industry’s largest business aviation conference, saw its 2020 edition, scheduled for Orlando, canceled. A later virtual edition, dubbed VBACE, was then held in December. This year’s conference is scheduled for Oct. 14 to 21 in Las Vegas.

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