The Flooring Show is postponed
The Flooring Show has been postponed after the government said exhibitions could only be held from 1 October, subject to the outcome of pilot events.
Organiser Ocean Media Group is in discussions with exhibitors in an attempt to find a new date.
‘It’s great news that we now have a go date for exhibitions. However, even prior to today’s government announcement, we had come to the decision that September was going to be too early to deliver the show that the flooring industry knows and loves. We have been in discussions with our exhibitors, visitors and partners over the past week to work on a new dateline for The Flooring Show, and we look forward to making an announcement next week, says Alex Butler, event organiser.
Whenever the show takes part it will be held at the Yorkshire Event Centre, home to the Great Yorkshire Show, on the edge of Harrogate. The Harrogate Convention Centre continues to be used as a Nightingale hospital.
‘We’re delighted that we can keep the show in Harrogate. Yorkshire Event Centre is going to be an excellent home for the next edition The Flooring Show, and we’re excited to reveal our plans for the show very soon,’ says Butler.
‘We are pleased to see that after months of constructive conversations with the government they have issued a “go date” for the exhibitions industry, which plays a critical role for the UK economy, generating £11bn in economic activity and supporting 114,000 jobs,’ says Chris Skeith, Association of Event Organisers ceo.
‘Organisers, venues and suppliers have worked tirelessly to create COVID-19 safe guidelines which create the framework for the safe re-opening of exhibitions in a COVID-secure way, which will be issued shortly following final government sign off. These include, but are not limited to the ability to track and trace our audiences and create bespoke events on a risk-assessed basis.
‘With a go date, our exhibitors and visitors will now be able to re-start their planning, and engage with such a crucial trading platform that connects them with customers, and generates trade to support their business, supply chains, and the broader ecosystem of hotels and restaurants throughout the UK.’