The Forecourt Show postponed until 2023
The Forecourt Show at the NEC in Birmingham on July 5 has been postponed until 2023 – as the ‘Indian’ or ‘Delta’ variant continues to rise.
The move follows the UK Government’s latest announcement to extend Covid-19 restrictions until July 19.
The Westminster briefing on 15th June advised against travel in out and of Birmingham, leaving the organisers of the UK Food & Drink Shows, William Reed, with no choice but to postpone the showcase event planned for July 5-7 at the NEC.
National Convenience Show, Farm Shop & Deli Show and Food & Drink Expo will now take place from April 25-27, 2022, and will run again from April 24-26, 2023, along with The Forecourt Show, Foodex, and The Ingredients Show.
“We’re devastated to have had to postpone the shows once again, but ensuring the safety of exhibitors and visitors has always been our number one priority. While we’d put every possible measure in place to ensure the shows could go ahead in a safe environment, factors beyond our control have unfortunately meant that we could not, in good faith, run the shows in July of this year. I want to personally thank our exhibitors, visitors and my incredible team for doing all they could to make this happen” said Andrew Reed, managing director – Wine & Exhibitions at William Reed.