The MACH 2020 exhibition, rescheduled initially for January 2021, has now been postponed until 2022
The following statement has just been received from the MTA:
The Manufacturing Technologies Association (MTA), which owns and runs the MACH exhibition on behalf of the industry, has taken the decision to reschedule MACH from January 2021 to April 2022.
With the continued uncertainty around the COVID-19 pandemic and local lockdowns, the MTA decided to consult with its members and exhibitors who had booked a stand at MACH 2021 and gauge their opinion on whether to continue with MACH 2021 in January or carry forward to MACH 2022.
The overwhelming sentiment was that in order to minimise the risks to visitors and exhibitors and to provide the best possible platform for both, the event should be moved to April 2022. The event will be held in the same Halls at the NEC from 4th to 8th April 2022.
James Selka, MTA CEO, said: “We believe that this decision, which has not been taken lightly, is in the best interests of the industry and those who work in it. Our first priority is, of course, the health and safety of the 30,000+ people who will visit and work at MACH. In addition, we believe that by moving MACH to April 2022, we shall be able to offer a better experience for our visitors, and better value for our exhibitors, rather than holding it in January 2021 with the uncertainty that could still be with us. Added to this the Government’s recent announcement of a pause to the restart of live events, it was felt that a dateline in April 2022 was a much better option.”
Visitors who planned to attend MACH 2021 to find out about new technology, look for new suppliers and research new trends will be able to utilise the existing MTA digital platforms plus, later this year, a new, virtual platform will be launched and available here on the MACH website.
James Selka concluded: “We’re grateful to the NEC for working with us to facilitate this move and we look forward to welcoming visitors to MACH 2022 where they will be able to experience the best of modern manufacturing technology under one roof.”