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Merchandise World bringing the industry back together in September

Merchandise World is excited at the prospect of bringing the industry back together in September.

They have now announced the event in June will no longer take place, and all efforts are now being focussed on the next Merchandise World taking place at Marshall Arena, Milton Keynes on Wednesday 8th September 2021.

Although the Government have announced a roadmap which indicates the UK could be out of lockdown on by 21st June, this is contingent on everything going to plan. Most importantly, not all age groups may have had the opportunity for a vaccination by then.

Show Organiser, Ella Long said; “We know our industry loves the opportunity to get together, and our utmost priority is to ensure that this can be done safely for all at Merchandise World. We want our next event to be a real celebration for our industry, and we feel that this can happen in September. In the meantime we will putting new procedures in place, and we will we also be able to assess events taking place before ours to make sure that Merchandise World is not only successful and fun, but also a model on how a show should be run ‘post-Covid.‘

As each day passes confidence grows for the future, and now is a key time to be looking ahead and planning to re-engage with customers and suppliers not seen for many months.

To allow time for the show planning to be meticulous, stands for the September event will not go on sale until Monday 19th April 2021. (Please note bookings can be taken for January 2022 at the Ricoh Arena now, and discounts will be available for those booking to exhibit at both events.)

Angela Wagstaff, Chair of BPMA commented; “There is no better way of doing business and building relationships than face to face, and the appetite for Merchandise World once again is clear. With the extra measures planned to keep us all safe and well, September is the perfect time for us all to come together to plan for the future.

Dates for Diary:  Next Merchandise World Events

  • Wednesday 8th September 2021 at Marshall Arena, Milton Keynes
  • Wednesday 26th & Thursday 27th January 2022 at Ricoh Arena, Coventry

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