Author Topic: Midlands Model Engineering Show 2021 & London MEX 2022 - Cancelled.  (Read 296 times)

Offline Jasonb

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Cancellation of 2021 Midlands Model Engineering Exhibition.

It is with deep regret that due to the ongoing uncertainties of Covid-19 pandemic; we have to announce the cancellation of the 2021 Midlands Model Engineering Exhibition which was due to be held at the Warwickshire Event Centre on the 14th-17th October. >>

This difficult decision is taken despite a real determination by the Meridienne Exhibitions team, trade, clubs, societies, exhibitors and other supporters, all striving to continue to deliver the usual high quality and successful event during this very difficult time. >>

Over the past few weeks, we have been in the excruciating position of considering every possible scenario to see how we might be able to proceed, but sadly the risks of holding the event now far outweigh the reasons for going ahead. The core decision is based on the escalating cases of COVID-19, and the risks that widespread illness and self-isolation could have on everyone involved. We have navigated our way over the past 16 months through obstacles, but now feel that the odds are stacked against us and we are no longer in a position to be able to proceed safely with the unknown government Covid-19 requirement for Autumn/Winter ahead.

It follows that with our decision to cancel the Midlands Exhibition we have also, again regretfully, decided that it is not practical nor financially viable to proceed with the London Model Engineering Exhibition at Alexandra Palace in January 2022.

Having presented model engineering and other exhibitions for well over 40 years these decisions represent a tremendous disappointment for all but hopefully the situation will be different in later 2022 and we may again present a model engineering exhibition.

We look forward to seeing you all again soon.
« Last Edit: July 19, 2021, 01:54:09 PM by Jasonb »

Offline Vixen

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Re: Midlands Model Engineering Show 2021 - Cancelled.
« Reply #1 on: July 19, 2021, 01:54:46 PM »
A big disappointment for many,  but given the current rapid rise in cases, this is a very wise and sensible decision by the Show Organisers.

This thing is not finished with us yet

« Last Edit: July 19, 2021, 02:07:55 PM by Vixen »
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Offline Jo

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Re: Midlands Model Engineering Show 2021 & London MEX 2022 - Cancelled.
« Reply #2 on: July 19, 2021, 05:43:39 PM »
Not an unexpected announcement. Edit: The peak of the latest UK wave of Covid is due when the show was due to be held  :paranoia: so personally I had already decided that I was not going to risk the Midlands show.

The Guildford show held the other week had the advantage that it was held outside without even a large Marquee. Even so they struggled to get traders to attend (Graham @ MJ doesn't count  ::) ).

Maybe we could have another MEM show  :thinking: But I suspect that it will be difficult to outdo last year's show  :-\

« Last Edit: July 19, 2021, 06:06:58 PM by Jo »
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Offline mikemill

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Re: Midlands Model Engineering Show 2021 & London MEX 2022 - Cancelled.
« Reply #3 on: July 20, 2021, 09:41:42 AM »
Another virtual show would be interesting, as MEM is an international group it could attract worldwide interest.