Easyfairs has announced that its CCR 2020 event, which was due to take place on 1 & 2 October at ExCeL London, is being postponed to 14 & 15 October 2021 and reaffirms its commitment to ensuring the industry has this valuable opportunity to gather and reignite business opportunities as the world emerges from the Coronavirus pandemic.
Alison Willis, Divisional Director of Easyfairs’ Aesthetics portfolio, explains regarding the postponement:
“The international outbreak and spread of COVID-19 has had a huge impact on everyone’s lives and specifically in the exhibitions industry on the ability to bring people together and run live events. A large number of events due to run this year have been cancelled or postponed to later dates. At Easyfairs, we have been closely following and monitoring the evolution of the situation, specifically taking into account all advice and recommendations from the World Health Organisation as well as from local governments and were very much expecting that the world would be open for business in order that the Autumn 2020 edition of CCR would be able to go ahead especially after the green light had been given by the UK Government to run events back in July”.
“However, as the situation continues to evolve, we have been in close consultation with the aesthetics community and all stakeholders in the event regarding their concerns around bringing the entire community together face to face at this time. Taking into account the global situation, the social distancing restrictions currently being imposed on live events and the requirements of our exhibitors, we are led to the extremely difficult decision to have to postpone this year’s edition to 2021”.
“During this difficult and unprecedented time, I have been overwhelmed by the support that we have from the community for the event and its critical role in bringing the industry together. We know that CCR and its sister event ACE (that takes place in March 2021), will both play a vital part in the economic recovery and we look forward to continuing to work closely with the aesthetics community to steer the industry out of the crisis and to a strong future. I would like to wholeheartedly thank everyone for their unwavering support and understanding and express our ongoing commitment to the incredible businesses in this sector.”