As per the latest details available, the EICMA and INTERMOT annual motorcycle shows have been cancelled due to the Coronavirus pandemic. The INTERMOT 2020 was scheduled to be held from October 6-11, 2020 in Cologne while the EICMA 2020 was scheduled between November 3-8, 2020 in Milan. The 78th edition of EICMA will now be held between November 9-14, 2021 while no confirmed details are available about the INTERMOT 2021.
Here is what the German Motorcycle Industry Association (IVM), Koelnmesse GmbH, has to say about it: “After conferring with key players from the industry, and with a view to the health of exhibitors and visitors, Koelnmesse and the German Motorcycle Industry Association (IVM) have decided not to host this trade fair in 2020.”
“An event that depends on its appeal as an experience and event cannot be held in this form at this point in time and thus does not meet the expectations and needs of the industry. Our customers’ resources for 2021 are already under heavy strain as a result of the SARS/COVIC-19 crisis. As an important part of the motorcycle industry, however, and particularly in difficult times, we want to actively support our partners and are now working full steam on a digital format. With the digital INTERMOT news stream, we are creating a communication platform that will provide sustainable inspiration for the industry and the motorcycle community alike. We can then turn our full focus to the event scheduled for 2022.”
In a statement, Paolo Magri, Managing Director, EICMA said, “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. Responsibility has been imposed on us and makes us act on a wide scale in the interest of the exhibitors and our visitors, postponing the 2020 show with a solid convergence of intentions.”