The organiser of the London Model Engineering Exhibition have announced that they have taken the difficult decision to cancel the 2021 show due to the ongoing impact of the Covid-19 pandemic.
The organising team has been looking at scenarios to try and deliver the event with the health and welfare of everyone involved at the heart of that decision-making process.
However, it has been concluded that it is not possible to run the event in January 2021 given the commercial implications of the Government social distancing guidelines and mass gatherings restrictions along with the numerous additional COVID-19 safety requirements.
Chris Deith, Exhibition Director, said: “We created this event back in 1996 and since then it has run every year since, becoming the South’s major showcase of modelling and the only London based event of its kind. This was an incredibly hard decision to make and I thank all of our exhibitors and visitors for their support and understanding. Our team has worked tirelessly, exploring every possible option to enable this event to run in January. The current pandemic and the governments restrictions and unclear future plan for mass gatherings have made it impossible to plan and deliver an event of this size at present. We are aware that many thousands of our visitors will be disappointed with this decision but it would not be right to organise an event that does not meet the high standards of previous years”.
Organisers said that the event would be returning in January 2022 to Alexandra Palace and they look forward to welcoming all exhibitors and visitors safely back then.
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