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Manchester Cleaning Show 2020 delayed until October

Second delay sees Manchester Cleaning Show delayed until October 2020

The 2020 Manchester Cleaning Show has been delayed for a second time, with the show now set to take place 14-15 October 2020 at Event City, Manchester.

Organisers Quartz say they are disappointed to have to postpone the Manchester Cleaning Show precisely at the moment when the UK’s cleaning industry is being pushed to the forefront of a national crisis. The show was originally set to take place in March 2020, but was delayed until September.

Following the recent relaxation of lockdown measures in the UK, the Events Industry Alliance is lobbying the UK government heavily to give a ‘go date’ for when B2B events can re-start. Following much discussion with the British Cleaning Council and partners, Quartz felt that it is in the best interests of all to reschedule the Manchester Cleaning Show until October.

The team are working with the venue, Event City, and suppliers to ensure the show is COVID-SAFE, and measures are ready to be taken if needed. These include:

  • Scheduled entry times for exhibitors to set up stands.
  • Hand sanitiser stations throughout.
  • Registration floor stickers to maintain social distancing.
  • One-way route for visitors to work their way around.
  • A supply of face masks (dependent on official guidance at the time).
  • No need for business cards – exhibitors can scan visitor badges via a mobile app.
  • E-badges to be printed at home and registration self check-in.
  • An event app to connect exhibitors with an online audience unable to travel to Manchester.

Paul Thrupp, British Cleaning Council Chairman, said: “The Manchester Cleaning Show will be an important place to be this October. Through challenging times, the cleaning industry has been resilient and innovative. We have much to discuss, much to share, and much to showcase. And we must say thank you to those suppliers and cleaning operatives who have played a critical role in keeping our communities safe.

“Only through a physical show will this be possible. It’s time for the cleaning industry to come together and demonstrate that through effective cleaning and hygiene practices, the business community can get back to business.”

All existing bookings, content, and visitor registrations remain in place and will be transferred automatically to the new dates. The organisers will be in touch individually to ensure there is a smooth transition.

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