Author Topic: Midlands Model Engineering Show 2020 - Cancelled.  (Read 592 times)

Offline Jo

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Midlands Model Engineering Show 2020 - Cancelled.
« on: August 05, 2020, 06:58:45 AM »
It was to be expected but finally it was announced on 3rd August that the Show is cancelled this year due to Covid:

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We regret to announce that given the current situation with Coronavirus we have taken the decision to cancel the 2020 Midlands Model Engineering Exhibition due to be held at the Warwickshire Event Centre.

Like many other organisers we have been watching the criteria for events unfold.  Venues are only currently planned to reopen from 1st October subject to successful outcomes of the mass gathering pilot studies.   There are also ongoing government restrictions in place for the continuing management of this pandemic which are subject to change at any time.

We are positive that considerable social distancing measures will need to be in place regardless.  We feel these would have a significant impact on our ability to present the event to the normal size and format for everyone’s enjoyment. Therefore, we have come to the sensible and responsible decision to cancel the event until October 2021.

We are aware that our loyal supporters will be disappointed with this decision but it would not be right to organise an event that does not meet the high expectations that have been set over the last 42 years.

The 2021 show dates are confirmed as the 14th – 17th October again at the Warwickshire Event Centre.

Any visitors who have purchased an advance ticket already will be refunded directly.

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Jo
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Re: Midlands Model Engineering Show 2020 - Cancelled.
« Reply #1 on: August 05, 2020, 01:58:46 PM »
That's a shame, but totally understandable.   I do wonder if some events will ever happen again.  In these times it's great that we have this forum to share so much with like minded people!
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Re: Midlands Model Engineering Show 2020 - Cancelled.
« Reply #2 on: August 05, 2020, 02:32:40 PM »
Sadly like the loss of the Model Engineering Exhibition I fear few will survive this year :(

It was always nice to go to the shows, display our models and chat about our builds.

Jo
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