The events industry in the UK has ground to a halt with the major exhibition centres around the country closing their doors due to the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic.
However, thanks to the falling transmission rate and rapid progression of the vaccine rollout, there is a tentative re-opening schedule pencilled in by event organisers and exhibitors.
In February, Boris Johnson announced a roadmap for easing restrictions in England, with June 21st 2021 the key date when all social restrictions are planned to be removed, although this depends on the transmission rate remaining low and the continuation of the vaccine rollout.Trade shows and other large scale events could therefore resume in any capacity from that date onwards although there are a few pencilled in prior to this with strict social distancing guidelines in place.
A major exhibition with a confirmed date is the National Convenience Show, one of the biggest events in the retail calendar, now scheduled for 5th - 7th July 2021.
It promises to be a big summer for trade shows and other events with some key dates for the diary below. Please be aware that some of these dates may change due to the ongoing restrictions, so please double-check with the event organiser:
Key Trade Shows in the UK 2021
Several of the UK’s leading exhibition venues are planning to restart events from June 2021, with the following events set to take place:
8th - 10th June: Infosecurity Europe, ExCel London
16th - 17th June: Call & Contact Centre Expo, ExCel London
16th - 17th June: B2B Marketing Expo, ExCel London
5th - 7th July: National Convenience Show, NEC Birmingham
7th - 9th July: Solex, NEC Birmingham
31st Aug - 2 Sep: The Commercial Vehicle Show, Birmingham
A New Industry-Wide Safety Benchmark
It is likely that events will look a lot different from the pre-Covid world, with hygiene and social distancing measures to create a safe environment.
Reopening guidelines depend on the individual venue although there with the following likely to be implemented to ensure the safety of both exhibitors and visitors.
Multiple, distinct entrances to the venue to allow for social distancing.
Food & beverage suppliers maintain strict hygiene guidelines.
New cleaning procedures run at regular intervals
Hand sanitiser available at multiple points on-site.
Contact Display Wizard Today for all your Exhibition Stand Requirements
Although it’s likely to be a very different experience, we look forward to the reopening of the venue and providing exhibition stands for our customers new and old.
Alongside this, we also offer an exhibition stand design and build service, where we construct the stand for you at the event. There is a lot of new guidance around exhibition stand constructors adhering to advice around PPE and social distancing, and you can rest assured we will be following these new measures closely.
Please get in touch today with the Display Wizard team for all of your exhibition stand needs.