As predicted by BikeBiz.co.uk on 16th April, the Shanghai cycle show has been cancelled, thanks to the growing international fears about SARS. The show was due to start on May 3rd, but when major exhibitors started pulling out, the decision was made to bump the show to a date as yet undecided.
Chinese trade show is pulled at last minute
According to http://www.bike-eu.com, the Shanghai International Exhibition Company Ltd. (SIEC) has decided to postpone the China Cycle Show 2003, Shanghai, May 3rd to 6th.
Potential UK visitors, even those who went to the Taipei trade show, were already cancelling their trips.
Shimano – lynchpin of any bicycle trade show – was one of the exhibitors believed to have cancelled its stand.
The decision to postpone was made at extraordinary meeting on April 21st.
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