Hillhead and PlantworX shows agree postponement amidst COVID-19 crisis.
As we predicted in yesterday’s Comment piece, the Hillhead 2020 exhibition has issued a statement to say that it has been shifted back by a year in light of the ongoing COVID-19 crisis.
An official statement says:
In light of the ongoing coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, Hillhead 2020 is being postponed by 12 months.
Hillhead event director Richard Bradbury explains: ‘The health and safety of exhibitors, visitors, contractors and employees is our number one priority and with the peak of the epidemic predicted to coincide with the show in June, this would be severely compromised.
‘Following an extensive consultation process, the decision has been taken to delay the event by a year to allow market conditions to stabilise and to best support the construction and quarrying industry during this challenging period.’
Also, following industry consultation, PlantworX – previously scheduled for next year – will also be put back a year.
Rob Oliver, chief executive of the Construction Equipment Association, comments: ‘Whilst we are, of course, reluctant to change our plans for Plantworx 2021, these are unprecedented times. In the interests of both our sets of exhibitors and the industry as a whole, we will shortly announce our new dates for the next Plantworx in June 2022 at our Peterborough home.’