Having monitored the Coronavirus (COVID-19) situation carefully and listened to FMO members’ views and concerns over the last couple of weeks, the FMO Board has today (12 March) unanimously decided to postpone Optrafair 20/20.
The decision has been made in consultation with the NEC and MA Exhibitions and having taken advice from the UK government and public health authorities.
The health, safety, and wellbeing of Optrafair 20/20 exhibitors, visitors and staff has always been our number one priority. We hope that by making this decision now we can eliminate the uncertainty and reduce at least some of the inconvenience felt by Optrafair 20/20 exhibitors and visitors.
Optrafair 20/20 will now take place from 19 to 21 September at the NEC.
All bookings will be transferred as a matter of course. MA Exhibitions will be working hard on the Optrafair 20/20 website, contractors, speakers and other planning issues in order to ensure that the show delivers. We now have the opportunity to realise our promise of the best ever Optrafair in September without the uncertainty which inevitably faces us all at the moment.
FMO will be in touch with further details as full contingency plans come into action. FMO is confident that its members will support the decision and looks forward to a re-scheduled Optrafair in September. In the meantime FMO will have the opportunity to bring members up to date with developments at the General Meeting at the Kettering Park Hotel on 30 April.
David Ellison dellison@fmo.co.uk 07597 350641