Tradeshow International has decided to postpone its annual Trans Sport Show to November due to recent developments surrounding the COVID-19 global pandemic which has greatly affected the Philippines.
"Due to the recent developments surrounding the COVID-19 situation we are finally co-locating Trans Sport Show with Manila Auto Salon and Sport Truck Show on November 12 to 15 this year. Despite these changes, we will retain the current booth locations of our confirmed Trans Sport Show exhibitors in the November floor plan," the organizer said in an announcement.
It is unfortunate to see that an event like the Trans Sport Show, which has become a summer auto tradition for Filipino car enthusiasts for nearly three decades will not be staged as usual. The 29th Trans Sport Show was originally scheduled for May 21 to 24, 2020; a provisional July schedule was set early this month, organizers ultimately decided to reschedule the event all the way to November as the Enhanced Community Quarantine over Metro Manila was extended by the government to May 15, 2020.
"We just can’t let COVID-19 overwhelm us and dampen our spirit and enthusiasm for things we love. Trans Sport Show (the country’s longest-running motor show) has survived 2 economic crises, a coup, and several calamities. We will face this most challenging one as we need to reschedule our May event for the safety of our exhibitors and visitors," said Sophie Delos Santos, Tradeshow International president.
"But as always, we will continue to create inspiring Trans Sport Show stories you can pass on to generations of car enthusiasts to come so we won’t cancel. The future with COVID maybe uncertain but we have November 12-15 to look forward to where we will co-locate our 3 motor shows - Trans Sport Show, Manila Auto Salon, and Sport Truck Show," she added.
While it is not completely certain whether the government will allow mass gatherings come November. What we're certain is that events such as car shows will never be the same once we return to a "new normal".