The ETO show planned for this September has been cancelled due to the corona epidemic. Here is the original statement by ETO organizer Jonny Kirk:
You may have seen the UK Government’s publication of ‘The Next Chapter In Our Plan To Rebuild’, which outlines its ambitions to return to ‘normality’ over the coming months. It clearly states that October is the earliest that conferences and business events will be allowed to take place in the UK, and only then if the downward trend continues and there is no ‘second wave’ of Covid-19 cases.
This means that we cannot stage the 2020 ETO Show at the Ricoh Arena in Coventry in September, as we had planned to do following the postponement of the event in March, when the Covid-19 crisis brought much of Europe to a halt.
We have therefore been faced with no choice but to postpone the event until 2021 and we have chosen 13th/14th June 2021 as the new dates.
I sincerely hope these new dates are convenient for you and that you still want to join us at the event. The industry is desperate to get back to doing business and we hope the 2021 ETO Show will play a vital role in putting suppliers in front of buyers again, as it has done since it was first staged back in 2005. YOUR STAND SPACE IS STILL VALID AND WILL BE IN THE SAME HALL AND UNDER THE SAME CONDITIONS AS IF THE SHOW HAPPENED THIS YEAR.
While the mainstream media has been carrying ‘sex toy sales boom during lockdown’ articles over the last few months, we know only too well that many businesses in the industry have endured extremely challenging times. So if there is anything you think we can do to assist your business over the coming months please do let us know, because we very much appreciate your loyalty to the show.
If you do not want to join us at the 2021 ETO Show, please let me know as soon as possible so that the space you reserved can be offered to another client.