January 6 2022
After two years of distance and videoconference business relations, the players in the maritime industries were to meet again in early February in Marseille, as part of the trade show dedicated to blue growth and particularly to shipbuilding and ship repair, maritime and river transport, ports and new technologies for energy and the maritime environment.
Jean-Marie Biette, director of Infomer le marin, organizer of Euromaritime explains the reasons for the postponement announced today, on Yachting Art Magazine: "For several weeks we have been observing, like the public authorities, the rise of this new pandemic wave that combines the double risk of Delta and Omicron variants. The most optimistic evaluations promise a decrease of the pandemic at the end of January. This is reasonably too short a time to organize such an important exhibition in good conditions. We have consulted all the French and foreign exhibitors as well as our industrial, institutional and political partners, and their preference is clearly for a postponement of the show.
The weekly magazine Le Marin and Sogena, the events subsidiary of GICAN (Groupement des Industries de Construction et Activités Navales), the show's co-organizers, have therefore decided to postpone Euromaritime, and will meet with companies and visitors from June 28 to 30, 2022, in Marseille, still at the Parc Chanot.
For Hugues d'Argentré, the show's general commissioner, postponing the show was the safest choice: "Postponing an event is always a difficult decision to make and we are well aware that many companies and visitors were ready for the opening in February. We also have to take into account our exhibitors and visitors from all over Europe and the Mediterranean who are not allowed to attend the show due to the current health conditions. By postponing the show by a few months, we are choosing to be safe and take the gamble of offering a welcoming and exciting show to all Euro-Mediterranean maritime actors in June. We warmly thank our partners, the 260 exhibiting companies and the many visitors already registered, for their trust and support. We look forward to seeing them at the end of June for a very successful 5th edition of the Euromaritime exhibition".