In light of the ongoing coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, Hillhead 2020 is being postponed by 12 months. The news comes as the UK Government encourages citizens to avoid large gatherings and events in an effort to ‘flatten the curve’ of the virus.
‘The health and safety of exhibitors, visitors, contractors and employees is our number one priority and with the peak of the epidemic predicted to coincide with the show in June, this would be severely compromised.
‘Following an extensive consultation process, the decision has been taken to delay the event by a year to allow market conditions to stabilise and to best support the construction and quarrying industry during this challenging period.’Richard Bradbury
Hillhead Event Director
In conjunction, Industry event Plantworx, scheduled for 2021 will be postponed until June 2022.
‘Whilst we are, of course, reluctant to change our plans for Plantworx 2021, these are unprecedented times. In the interests of both our sets of exhibitors and the industry as a whole, we will shortly announce our new dates for the next Plantworx in June 2022 at our Peterborough home.’Rob Oliver,
chief executive of the Construction Equipment Association
Hillhead 2020 is not the only show to have been postponed this year. In Italy, SaMoTer, the largest construction event in the country, has been postponed twice amid fears of the spread of Coronavirus. It is now expected to take place in October this year.