August 14, 2020: air cargo Africa, the sector’s leading biennale industry exhibition and conference, which was originally scheduled to be held from February 9-11, 2021, has been cancelled.
Messe Muenchen South Africa, organiser of the event, announced the decision to cancel the 2021 edition, on account of the Covid-19 pandemic, with associated lockdown and air travel restrictions. The next event will be staged as scheduled in 2023.
Suzette Scheepers, CEO of Messe Muenchen South Africa, said, “In these disruptive times, we had to take into consideration: the health and safety of stakeholders and visitors; the uncertain environment exhibitors find themselves in as many borders remain closed; and the need for industry stakeholders to focus on their core operational strategies at this time.”
“The cancellation of air cargo Africa may come as a disappointment to many, but we believe this will give our stakeholders an opportunity to adapt, innovate, and return to air cargo Africa 2023 with new insights for the future of the air cargo industry in Africa,” she said.
“We look forward to welcoming back our partners, exhibitors and visitors at air cargo Africa 2023, which will be held from 21-23 February 2023.”