“We feel the decision to postpone is in the best interest of the veterinary community”.
The London Vet Show has been postponed to 2021 owing to the ongoing certainty around COVID-19.
The event is Europe's biggest, dedicated two-day veterinary conference and exhibition. Sadly, following discussions with industry stakeholders, the 2020 event has now been postponed until November 2021.
Organisers say that the decision to postpone the conference considered the impact of both international and domestic travel. Rob Chapman, MD of event organiser, CloserStill Media, explained:
“Although the UK Government gave the green light for exhibitions and meetings to start again in October, after examining at the overall market and consultation with our partners, we feel the decision to postpone is in the best interest of the veterinary community.
“Although this news may be disappointing to those looking forward to the London Vet Show, unfortunately, the coronavirus situation is continually developing. We want to be as clear and upfront as possible with our community and customers, and after careful consideration, our decision to reschedule was out of caution. As event organisers, the health and safety of our exhibitors, delegates, speakers, staff and supporters, is our number one priority.”
He continued: “Obviously the postponement decision hasn’t been easy but we firmly believe it’s the right thing to do. We are so fortunate to have support of great partners like the Royal Veterinary College and the British Veterinary Association, along with the exhibitors, speakers and delegates we’ve spoken to so far; everyone has been really understanding. We can’t wait to see you all again virtually soon, and in-person in 2021”.
“The team and I are eager to continue to provide world-class education to veterinary professionals, to connect and encourage networking to foster the advancement of the veterinary sector. We are developing some great opportunities for the veterinary community come November. We will be announcing more details on this very soon.”
The 2021 conference, originally scheduled to take place 12-13 November, will run at the London ExCeL Centre, 11-12 November.