EICMA, arguably the biggest motorcycle show in the world, has been called off for 2020 owing to the coronavirus pandemic.
EICMA - regarded as the biggest motorcycle expo - has been called off this year due to the coronavirus pandemic. The show was originally scheduled to take place from November 5th to November 8th this year in Milan, Italy. But now has been cancelled considering the sheer number of people who visit the annual motorcycle show. The decision has been taken despite strict lockdowns being eased around the world for the pandemic due to concerns about social distancing being possible in an event of its scale.
“The value and international leadership of our exhibition-event have convinced us not to wager on the evolution of the health situation linked to the Covid-19 emergency and, above all, to listen to and protect the whole of the two-wheeler industry which, with Fiera Milano primarily and our partners, continues to see in EICMA a successful model and its most important opportunity for b2c and b2b at shows,” said, EICMA CEO, Paolo Magri.
EICMA has announced the show dates for next year, scheduled to take place from the 9th of November to the 14th, 2021.
The news of EICMA 2020 being cancelled comes a few days after the biennial Intermot motorcycle trade show in Germany was called off as well owing to the ongoing pandemic. Prior to Intermot being cancelled, The Motorcycle Live show that takes place in the UK was also called off due to COVID-19.