THE latest in a string of industry shows to announce altered plans to their 2020 events is the Commercial Vehicle Show, which has been cancelled for this year.
This comes as the COVID-19 pandemic puts increasing pressure on the public to follow health guidelines and avoid unnecessary contact with others as much as is practically possible.
Other notable industry show to have had their 2020 events moved or cancelled include iFAT 2020 and Hillhead 2020.
Organisers of the Commercial Vehicle Show put out the following statement:
It is with great regret that we announce that the Commercial Vehicle Show 2020 has been cancelled.
In light of the current COVID-19 pandemic together with guidance issued by the government on Monday evening (16 March) that all mass gatherings are to be avoided, it is clear that the only realistic options for this year’s Show were cancellation or postponing to a later date.
The option of postponing was given careful consideration given the importance of the Show to the road transport sector; however, it was felt there were too many unknown variables to make this option possible. As ever, our priority is to ensure the health and safety of all those involved with the Show.
We would like to take this opportunity to thank all our exhibitors, registered visitors, Show team and other stakeholders for their continued support during this most challenging and unprecedented of times.