The AntwerpXL conference and exhibition has been postponed from December 2021 to October 4-6, 2022.

The decision was made by event organiser Easyfairs in consultation with the community, folloing the announcement of more stringent Covid-19 restrictions  by the Belgian government last week.

Jacques Vandermeiren, ceo of the port of Antwerp, said: “We were all looking forward to meeting each other live again at this Christmas edition. After all, the breakbulk community relies strongly on interpersonal relationships and the Covid-19 situation has been testing us for a long time now. As difficult as this decision was, it is best for everyone’s safety. Easyfairs can count on our continued support to reunite the breakbulk community in Antwerp on October 4-6, 2022.”

XL Connect, AntwerpXL’s 1-2-1 meetings programme, will continue to facilitate networking online from December 7-9, 2021. Those looking to connect with industry peers and enable business can still do so by registering for the 2021 event.