Following the recent relaxation of lockdown measures in the UK, the Events Industry Alliance is lobbying the UK government to provide a ‘go' date for when B2B events can restart. Consequently, following discussion with industry partners, BCCE Ltd - organiser of the Manchester Cleaning Show 2020 - has rescheduled this year's event to 14 and 15 October 2020.
Quartz Business Media, joint owner and organiser of the Manchester Cleaning Show with the British Cleaning Council (and publisher of C&M magazine) is working closely with the venue, Event City, and all suppliers to ensure that the event is COVID-SAFE, providing a secure environment for visitors, exhibitors and staff.
During the Manchester Cleaning Show, the cleaning industry has a real opportunity to shout about the critical role it has played in the fight against COVID-19, and to demonstrate how industry as a whole can safely get back to business.
Measures in place, as required, include:
Scheduled entry times for exhibitors to set up their stand.
Hand sanitizer stations throughout the exhibition.
Registration floor stickers to maintain social distancing.
One-way route for visitors to work their way around the exhibition.
A supply of face masks (dependent on official guidance at the time).
No need for business cards – exhibitors will be able to scan visitor badges via a mobile app.
E-badges to be printed at home and self check-in at registration.
The use of an event app to connect exhibitors with an online audience unable to travel to Manchester.
Paul Thrupp, chairman of the British Cleaning Council, said: “The Manchester Cleaning Show will be an important place to be this October. Through challenging times, the cleaning industry has been resilient and innovative. We have much to discuss, much to share, and much to showcase. And we must say thank you to those suppliers and cleaning operatives who have played a critical role in keeping our communities safe. Only through a physical show will this be possible. It’s time for the cleaning industry to come together and demonstrate that through effective cleaning and hygiene practices, the business community can get back to business.”
All existing bookings, content, and visitor registrations remain in place and will be transferred automatically to the new dates. The organisers have extended their thanks to exhibitors, visitors, speakers, partners and suppliers for their continued support and patience during this challenging time.
If you haven't done so already, don't forget to register for the Future Hygiene Products virtual fair taking place from 20-24 July 2020. Find out more here.