Recruitment Agency Expo NEC Birmingham 2020 – response to Covid 19
The Covid-19 pandemic is an unparalleled global crisis that is affecting everyone, in every industry, to an extent that none of us could have imagined. The speed at which this situation has developed has been totally unprecedented.
In late March, with our Birmingham show scheduled for October, we believed the pandemic would have run its course by the autumn and that the show would proceed as normal. However now at the beginning of July, the situation remains uncertain and whilst there has been some easing of the lockdown and more promised, the events industry is still none the wiser as to how autumn shows such as RAE will be affected.
This has resulted in real concern about the implications of restrictions on mass gatherings and social distancing in October, particularly with regards to exhibition visitor numbers – and how exhibitors can interact with potential customers. In view of this and the paramount importance of ensuring the safety of everyone associated with the exhibition, after considerable thought and consultation with exhibitors, we have decided reluctantly with the NEC’s support and agreement to postpone the show to next year.
The London Olympia 2021 exhibition will not be affected by this and will continue as planned on the 2nd and 3rd of February.
During conversations with exhibitors, several mentioned their enthusiasm for a new “virtual” exhibition to take place over the existing October dates. We entirely agree with this suggestion as it resonates with our own thinking. Virtual events have come of age over the last few months and we are currently reviewing several platforms to find the most suitable. If you would like to register your interest in participating in our virtual exhibition, please contact Chris Gothard: firstname.lastname@example.org
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