Easyfairs postpones Lab Innovations to 2021 - Lab Innovations UK

The next edition of Lab Innovations, the UK’s leading exhibition for the entire laboratory industry, will take place on 3 & 4 November 2021


London, 22/09/2020: Easyfairs announced today that its Lab Innovations 2020 event, which was due to take place on 4 & 5 November at the NEC, Birmingham, is postponed to 3 & 4 November 2021. This decision has been made following consultation with the laboratory industry and due to the ongoingunforeseeable and unprecedented global scope of the Coronavirus pandemic which sees the UK government suspending  its decision to allow live events to run from 1 October and places Birmingham, where the event was due to take place, under local lockdown, further contributing to the continuing Force Majeure situation. 

Lab Innovations reaffirms its commitment to ensuring the industry can have a
valuable opportunity to meet digitally and reignite business connections, by
recently launching its new Lab Live virtual series in partnership with key
industry players and associations. The online events cover topics such as
sustainability, social distancing in the lab, professional registration for
technicians and efficiency assessment frameworks.

Alison Willis, Divisional Director of Lab Innovations, explained:

“Despite being given the green light by the UK Government to run business events back in July, with this decision now suspended,  teamed with the stringent safety and sanitary protocols we had in place for this year’s event, we have been in close consultation with the laboratory industry and all stakeholders in the event
regarding their concerns around bringing the whole community face to face at
this time. Considering the global situation, the social distancing restrictions
and the requirements of our exhibitors, we have made to the extremely difficult
decision to have to postpone this year’s edition to 2021.”

Given the unforeseeable and unprecedented global scope of the Coronavirus, to ensure the most successful and highest quality event for the market and to guarantee the health and safety of all involved, Easyfairs has postponed the event to the next calendar year in order to deliver a safe environment in which the entire community can feel confident to gather again.

Willis added: “During this difficult and unprecedented time, I have been overwhelmed by the support that we have from the industry for the event and its critical role in bringing the industry together again. This year the laboratory industry has been centre stage like never before and we are proud to serve a community that plays a critical role in helping us get through the pandemic safely. We know that Lab Innovations 2021 will play a vital role in reigniting new business connections, will demonstrate pioneering case studies and will therefore be the perfect opportunity to come together and celebrate the hard work of the community. I would like to thank everyone for their unwavering support and understanding and express our ongoing commitment to the incredible businesses in this sector.”

For further information about the Lab Live virtual series and the 2021 event, visit
www.lab-innovations.com or email labinnovations@easyfairs.com

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Easyfairs organises and hosts live events, bringing communities together to visit the future.

The company currently organises 200 events in 14 countries (Algeria,
Belgium, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Italy, the Netherlands, Norway, Portugal, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland and the United Kingdom) and manages 10 event venues in Belgium, the Netherlands and Sweden (Antwerp, Ghent, Mechelen-Brussels North, Namur, Gorinchem, Hardenberg, Venray, Gothenburg, Malmö and Stockholm).

Easyfairs employs more than 750 people and generated revenues exceeding €166 million for its financial year 2018-2019.

Easyfairs strives to be the most adaptable, agile and effective player
in the events industry by employing committed individuals, deploying the best marketing and technology tools and developing strong brands.

In 2018 Easyfairs was named Belgium’s “Entrepreneur of
the Year®” and earned recognition as a Deloitte “Best Managed Company” and
a “Great Place to Work”. For the second year running, Deloitte has
conferred “Best Managed Company” status on Easyfairs in 2020.

The company is ranked 17th in the list of the world’s leading exhibition

Visit the future with Easyfairs and find out
more on www.easyfairsgroup.com.


For further information, please

Jessica Phillips
Stone Junction
+44 (0) 1785 225416

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