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NACV 2021 'postponed' due to COVID effects, competing events

May 4, 2021
Organizers plan to share more information regarding future plans in July

The North American Commercial Vehicle (NACV) Show, originally scheduled for September 28-30 at Atlanta’s Georgia World Congress Center, will be postponed, the organizers announced Tuesday.

Registered exhibitors were informed of the postponement earlier through a letter from the joint owners of the biennial event—Newcom Media and Hannover Fairs USA.

The decision was made after discussion with both manufacturers and fleets, who cited the lingering effects of COVID-19 on willingness to travel and attend large gatherings. Additionally, the growing number of events competing with one another in the fall of 2021 also factored into the decision.

“Each organization and individual attendee has made choices over the past months based on a variety of factors, health and safety being the most pressing,” said Ed Nichols, vice president of Hannover Fairs USA. “While many exhibitors demonstrate commitment to the show and vaccination rates continue to rise, our research shows that the trucking industry will not be ready to attend large events like they traditionally have this fall.”

Joe Glionna, president of Newcom Media Inc., expressed disappointment and said the he is “eager” to start working on the future event. Organizers plan to share more information regarding those future plans in July.

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