72. Eisbeinessen: Cancellation

(3rd June 2020) Despite the recent partial easing of the measures to contain the COVID-19 pandemic, as at today we still cannot be confident when life and business will fully return to normal.

Having waited as long as we can in the hope that the restrictions would come to an end, and after careful consideration, the board of the Hamburg and Bremen Shipbrokers Association regrets to announce the cancellation of the 2020 EISBEINESSEN Dinner, planned for 6th November.

The potential health risks, including the likelihood of a second wave of infections, combined with the possibility of restricted flights and unclear legal regulations for events involving hundreds of participants from around the world, including social distancing and a ban on alcohol, make planning and holding such an event almost impossible. As you will appreciate, cancelling the event has been a very difficult decision for us to take as we were very much looking welcoming you all again this year, but we trust you will appreciate the reasons behind our decision.

Although very disappointed to be cancelling this year’s event, we are looking forward to welcoming you back to EISBEINESSEN 73, which will be held in the newly refurbished CCH conference centre on 5th November 2021. We very much hope that you will be able to participate and hope to see you there!