. . . and Plantworx pushed back to 2022
The ‘cancelled’ signs have gone up at major industry shows. Hillhead, due to be held in June, has been pushed back for 12 months and the organisers of next month’s Commercial Vehicle Show in Birmingham confirmed today that the event will not go ahead.
Hillhead event director Richard Bradbury explained: “The health and safety of exhibitors, visitors, contractors and employees is our number one priority and with the peak of the epidemic predicted to coincide with the show in June, this would be severely compromised.
“Following an extensive consultation process, the decision has been taken to delay the event by a year to allow market conditions to stabilise and to best support the construction and quarrying industry during this challenging period.”
Rob Oliver, chief executive of the Construction Equipment Association, commented: “Whilst we are, of course, reluctant to change our plans for Plantworx 2021, these are unprecedented times. In the interests of both our sets of exhibitors and the industry as a whole, we will shortly announce our new dates for the next Plantworx in June 2022 at our Peterborough home.”
Organisers of the Commercial Vehicle Show said the only realistic options were cancellation or postponing to a later date. “The option of postponing was given careful consideration given the importance of the show to the road transport sector, however it was felt there were too many unknown variables to make this option possible.”
The event was to take place April 28-30 and would have been the 19th consecutive CV event, with more than 20,000 visitors and 400 exhibitors.
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©Scottish Plant. Article posted 19/3/2020