Facilities Event postponed until 2021
13 July 2020
THE FACILITIES Event has once again been postponed due to the Covid-19 pandemic and will now take place on 27-28 April 2021.
The event was originally scheduled to take place in April 2020 and then moved to September 2020 due to Covid-19. It will now take place on 27-28 April 2021 at NEC in Birmingham and will still be co-located with The Fire Safety Event, The Security Event, The Health & Safety Event and the Emergency Services Show.
In a letter sent to exhibitors, which has been shared with Cleaning Matters, Nineteen Group said: "Thank you for bearing with us during this incredibly difficult time. Your feedback across all shows, along with that of our visitors, has understandably been mixed, ranging from ‘supportive for September’, to ‘not sure’, to ‘prefer to postpone’.
"Also, as stated previously, our venue NEC, require authorisation from Government to open for shows, which at the time of writing this letter, they unfortunately still do not have.
"This lack of Government authorisation, and guidance, means we cannot commit to September as we are prevented from having sufficient time to ratify exactly what, and how, we can work with the venue and partners to finalise what a Covid-secure event looks like.
"Ultimately, safety must come above all else. Given this continued uncertainty, we are left with no option other than to postpone allowing us to safely deliver our events."