Woodworking machinery show W Exhibition cancelled

Woodworking machinery show W Exhibition, due to take place next February, has been cancelled because of the pandemic.

The event was due to take place at the NEC from February 6 – 9, 2022. It is the second time organiser Montgomery Group has had to cancel the show, which was originally due to return in September 2020. The event has now been scheduled for 24-27 September 2023.

‘It is with a very heavy heart that we have decided to cancel the W Exhibition 2022, which had to be postponed from its original dateline in September 2020 due to restrictions on the hosting of events in the context of the Covid pandemic. Despite huge appetite from visitors, and a genuine enthusiasm from new and emerging companies within the sector, we have decided that it is in the best interest of our committed and supportive stakeholders, and indeed the future of the show, if we give the industry a longer timeline to work towards. This decision has been further cemented by the recent emergence of the Omicron variant,’ says Nickie West, W Exhibition md.

‘We are consulting with our stakeholders, including the associations, trade bodies, industry media and our visiting audience to redefine our proposition. When we return to the NEC with our new concept, which will incorporate a complete reimagining of the show, the event will be a true reflection of the wants and needs of the furniture manufacturing and joinery sector.

‘We are confident that this new dateline and new concept will allow us to do just that. We are excited to showcase all of the latest products and machinery when we return in September 2023.’



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