First COMDEX, and now CeBIT America. This week, Hannover Fairs USA announced that it is canceling the CeBIT America 2005 trade show, which was to have been held in New York City in June 2005. The show organizer cited revenue concerns as the reason.
"Though regrettable, this is the correct business decision," Hannover Fairs USA President Joachim Schafer said. "It is really a reflection of a changing high-tech industry as well as the overall US economy." CeBIT America 2004, the second CeBIT trade show to be held in the United States, drew only 15,000 attendees.
Hannover Fairs USA will continue to run other CeBIT shows, including the original CeBIT, which is held in Hannover, Germany. That show is the largest technical trade show in the world, according to the company. Other scheduled shows include CeBit Asia; CeBit Australia; CeBit Bilisim Eurasia; CeBit Broadcast, Cable & Satellite; and International Satellite & Communications (ISCe).