The ongoing challenges of the Covid-19 pandemic and the emergence of the virulent Omicron variant in December have caused the cancellation or postponement of several high-profile events.
ABACE 2022 – The Asian Business Aviation Conference & Exhibition, which was due to be held in Shanghai from 12 to 14 April, has been cancelled for the third year in a row. NBAA President and CEO Ed Bolen said: “As we know, the continued pandemic has prompted governments around the world to institute travel restrictions and requirements, presenting significant logistical and other challenges for exhibitors. We were hopeful we could have held the event, but the health and safety of all ABACE participants is our highest priority.”
World Economic Forum (WEF) Annual Meeting 2022 – WEF has announced the deferral of its Annual Meeting in Davos-Klosters, Switzerland, in “light of continued uncertainty over the Omicron outbreak”. Originally scheduled to take place from 17 to 21 January, it is now planned for the early summer.
Schedulers & Dispatchers Conference 2022 – The NBAA has postponed SDC2022, which was scheduled for 18 to 21 January in San Diego, CA. It will now take place from 5 to 7 April at the San Diego Convention Centre.
AIROPS 2022 – Originally slated to take place on February 8 and 9 at the Event Lounge in Brussels, the EBAA has rescheduled the annual meeting of FBOs, ground handlers, airports and operators to 7 to 8 April at the same venue.