Navalia 2020 has been cancelled but will return next year on an annual basis Photo: NavaliaNavalia 2020 has been cancelled but will return next year on an annual basis Photo: Navalia

International shipbuilding exhibition, Navalia, scheduled to be held in Vigo, Spain in October has been cancelled.

The uncertainty caused by the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic and the difficulties around worldwide travel have led the organisers to make the decision to cancel the event.

A statement issued by the organisers said, “We would like to inform you, to make this decision, most Navalia executive committee members have again been consulted, all of them highly knowledgeable within the shipbuilding industry and their return has been unanimous considering the new situation progress in recent weeks.”

“This cancellation means, for our organisation, a setback difficult to predict in an ordinary situation and brings us to rethink many aspects of our event with an eye on improving and adapting to new times. As you know, the International Shipbuilding Exhibition, Navalia, was born with a strong commitment to the industry, and since its first edition has not stopped growing, being a biennial event that takes place in even years,” it continued.

The event will reopen in May 2021 and will move from a biennial event to annual. Navalia International Congress will return in 2021 on a biennial basis with an exhibiting area hosting technical conferences and international meetings. The trade fair will reopen at the IFEVI facilities in May 2022.

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