16 March 2020 | Prithvi Pandya
The Manchester Cleaning Show has been postponed owing to the continuing international coronavirus (COVID-19) crisis.
The event will now take place from 15 to 16 September 2020 at the same venue, Event City in Greater Manchester.
The organisers have confirmed that all existing bookings, content and visitor registrations remain in place and will be transferred automatically to the new dates.
Steve Diprose, chief executive officer at Quartz Business Media, said: "In light of the ongoing coronavirus pandemic and the severe uncertainty it is causing, we have taken the correct decision to postpone the Manchester Cleaning Show.
"We remain committed to delivering a powerful and timely event that delivers exciting content and business solutions to our visitors and new commercial opportunities for our exhibitors, but that will now be happening from 15 to 16 September.
"We will be in touch individually with exhibitors, visitors and speakers over the coming days to ensure there is a smooth transition.
"We would like to thank everyone connected with the show for their continued support and patience during this challenging time."
Paul Thrupp, chairman of the British Cleaning Council (BCC), said: "It is regrettable that we have had to postpone the Manchester Cleaning Show but, in the circumstances, it is clearly the right decision.
"Like the organisers of the many other major events in the UK and around the world which have been postponed, we felt we could not go-ahead when the coronavirus crisis is likely to get worse in the immediate future.
"We hope that visitors and exhibitors will be able to understand this decision."
The biannual event is free to attend and features a wide range of national and international exhibitors as well as an exciting conference programme of talks by leading industry figures and experts.