Defence News: Global outbreak of novel coronavirus has disrupted defence industry with most of the military exercises and defence exhibitions being cancelled. The organisers of Defence Exhibition Athens (DEFEA-2020) have decided to postpone the prestigious event to the next year.
The DEFEA which was scheduled to be held at Athens in Greece in June this year has now been rescheduled to May 2021, said the organisers.
“Even though DEFEA has not suffered any change in terms of either cancellations of participants or interest in the show, we believe that the concerns and difficulties of people and companies to travel would affect the overall quality of the event,” said the organising team of DEFEA-2020.
Given the unfolding situation, the organisers decided to hold the next year instead of postponing it by a few months.
“The DEFEA organisers in agreement with the Greek Ministry of Defence (MoD) and the Hellenic Manufacturers of Defence and Security Material Association (SEKPY) have taken the decision of postponing the DEFEA from June 2020 to the new dates in May 2021, from 11th to 13th, always in Athens, Greece,” said the organisers.
“Over the next few days further details of our May exhibition will be available on our website. We thank you in advance for your understanding and cooperation in this unprecedented situation,” the DEFEA organisers added.