EBACE and AEA Canceled (UPDATED)


The European Business Aviation Convention and Exhibition (EBACE) has been cancelled for 2020 and exhibitors and attendees will be getting full refunds. The show, sponsored by the European Business Aviation Association and the National Business Aviation Association, was scheduled for May 26-28 in Geneva but the uncertainty surrounding the staging of such events, recent actions by the Swiss government and concern for the health and safety of participants made it untenable. “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 center in our decision to cancel EBACE2020.” said NBAA President Ed Bolen.

NBAA had already canceled some smaller events and is not ruling out pulling more in the future. “We will keep our international partners and members informed with regard to how this challenging public health situation impacts events in the coming months,” he said.

UPDATED: Previously, the Aircraft Electronics Association postponed its convention scheduled for March 24-27 in Nashville but just announced that the show is canceled for this year. “There are even more critical decisions awaiting all of us,” said AEA President and CEO Mike Adamson. “As business owners and industry leaders, I encourage each of you to put the health and well-being of your staff, customers and families in the forefront of your decision-making process. This cancelation will no doubt create questions, and we ask for your patience in advance as we sort through this process and continue to provide our valuable benefits and services.” AEA is shifting its focus to next year’s event in Dallas, scheduled for March 15-18, 2021.

Russ Niles
Russ Niles is Editor-in-Chief of AVweb. He has been a pilot for 30 years and joined AVweb 22 years ago. He and his wife Marni live in southern British Columbia where they also operate a small winery.

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