03 August 2020
Meridienne Exhibitions, organisers of the model engineering show in the Midlands cancels its annual event, citing a new date for 2021.
Meridienne Exhibitions, organisers of the Midlands Model Engineering Exhibition, has cancelled its 2020 exhibition because of Covid-19. The decision to postpone the event until October, 2021, comes as its organisers want to ensure safety and deliver an event without compromise.
Chris Deith, Exhibition Director of Meridienne Exhibitions explained, “Like many other organisers we have been watching the criteria for events unfold. Venues are only currently planned to reopen from October 1, 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 cancelled 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 is to take place on October 14-17 at the Warwickshire Event Centre. Visitors who had purchased an advance ticket are to be refunded directly.