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Smart Industry Expo and co-located shows rescheduled to take place on 25th-27th January 2021

25 March, 2020

The biennial co-located events; Smart Industry Expo, Drives & Controls, Fluid Power & Systems, Plant & Asset Management, and Air-Tech Exhibitions – have been rescheduled to January 25th-27th 2021, due to the COVID-19 outbreak. These extra months will help give the industry the space to recover and the opportunity to present their technologies, innovations and solutions in an upturning market with no restrictions on travel. The events will continue to be co-located with MACH.

DFA Media Ltd, organiser of Smart Industry Expo and co-located shows, says it has been actively monitoring and following advice regarding the Coronavirus outbreak (Covid-19) over the past weeks. As a consequence, it has decided that Smart Industry Expo and its co-located events will be postponed and rescheduled for 25th-27th January 2021, which will take place alongside MACH Exhibition.

Managing director of DFA Media, Ian Atkinson, organiser of the co-location of events, commented: “As the effects, actual and projected, of Coronavirus have become increasingly evident across all aspects of our lives both here in the UK and across the globe, it was necessary, as a responsible events organiser, to take the necessary steps to ensure the health and wellbeing of all our exhibitors, contractors and visitors (many of whom face travel restrictions), which is our top priority.” He added: “It is therefore with reluctance that we have taken the decision to postpone the event until January.” However by working closely with its venue partners, THE NEC, Atkinson said DFA Media has been able to secure rescheduled dates for these events in January, alongside MACH, explaining: “Current modeling projections suggest that the virus will peak in around June and decline thereafter during the following months allowing our exhibitors the opportunity to present their technologies, innovations and solutions in an upturning market with no restrictions on travel.”

He added: “The rescheduled date provides clarity and ensures we have time and space to deliver the same high-quality event we promised, providing a safe and secure environment conducive to business, networking and career development for the manufacturing sector that we serve.”

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