The yachting event is set to proceed at Port Hercule in Monaco as usual come fall.
The Principality of Monaco this week confirmed that there will in fact be an in-person Monaco Yacht Show in Port Hercule from 23 to 26 September of this year.
The Monaco Yacht Show and Informa, a leading international event group, will work together to produce an intimate not-for-profit superyachting event that will aim to support the recovery of the yachting industry while connecting with potential clients and sharing knowledge in a safe environment.
“In the aftermath of COVID-19, it is the responsibility of the Monaco Government to do everything we can to help businesses and industries recover quickly,” Jean Castellini, Minister of Finance and Economy for Monaco said in a statement. “In this spirit, we are working with Informa to finalise details of the 2020 Monaco Yacht Show.”
The show is set to operate under “the highest standards of hygiene and cleanliness” to prioritize the health and safety of all participants while providing “direct support to the international yachting community, ensuring it can connect with customers and accelerate the recovery of what is an increasingly important industry for the region.”
“The COVID-19 pandemic has had a devastating impact on all industries, not least the international yachting community. As we move to the other side of the pandemic, all parts of the industry need to work collaboratively to ensure a speedy return and recovery,” said Charlie McCurdy, Chief Executive at Informa.
While the yacht show will still largely depend on the state of Monaco and Europe in the months to come, Informa has said that with control measures steadily being relaxed in Monaco and internationally, the climate should allow for a “carefully staged event” to safely take place later this year.
“We are playing our part by hosting a not-for-profit Monaco Yacht Show in 2020, providing an opportunity for the community to come together, share ideas, meet with customers and start to rebuild positive momentum,” McCurdy concluded.