ITT Hub has announced new dates of 30th June – 1st July 2021 at Farnborough International Exhibition and Conference Centre.
With government guidelines stating that no large-scale live events can take place until at least April 2021, the organisers have taken an opportunity presented by the venue to move the event deeper into the summer.
In making this decision now, the organiser Binswood Media believes that exhibitors and visitors alike will have extra time to plan with confidence, to create an experience which is safe and accessible for all.
Making the announcement, Mark Griffin CEO, Binswood Media said: “We are absolutely determined to be the first event in these sectors in 2021, where visitors can come along and experience latest vehicles, technology and innovation in a safe way. We remain in regular dialogue with our market and have been monitoring the situation extremely closely since the Prime Minister’s announcement in September.
“We have consulted our partners, stakeholders and vehicle manufacturer exhibitors about the new dates. The feedback has been extremely positive and totally supportive. There has been an appreciation of our practical and collaborative approach. We want to seize this opportunity to make difficult decisions swiftly in a pragmatic, responsible way, with safety as our key priority.”
Leon Daniels OBE Chairman, Binswood Media commented: “We are on track to host over 160 exhibitors when the doors open on 30th June including 14 vehicle manufacturers from across the truck, van, bus and coach sectors, with more expected to confirm soon. Visitors to ITT Hub 2021 looking to future-proof their businesses will benefit from seeing first-hand the largest and most significant display of low emission and alternative fuelled vehicles found anywhere in the UK.”
David Wells CEO, Logistics UK said: “We fully support Mark and his team in this decision. These extra six weeks will enable better planning, build confidence and deliver an enhanced, safe experience for all involved. We are really excited about being able to meet our customers, peers and transport sector colleagues for the first time for more than a year, in June and July.”
The decision to move the dates of the event was made in consultation with ITT Hub’s strategic partner Logistics UK, as well as commercial partners National Grid, Centrica, Lloyds Bank and Lex Autolease. The Government Hub group stand, which has over ten agencies taking part, has this week confirmed their participation at the event and is also fully supportive of the new dates.
Mark added: “Once again, I need to thank all of our supplier partners and the venue team for their support in these changes. The event sector is taking a real hammering right now. We recognise that the flexibility here, by so many people over such a short period, has enabled us to do the right thing at this time.”
In 2022, the dates of the event will revert to the usual timeslot, 11th – 12th May at Farnborough International Exhibition and Conference Centre.
ITT Hub is partnering with Logistics UK at a free one day virtual Future Logistics event on 13th November. Delegates will have the chance to hear from thought leaders and experts on some critical topics ahead of the main ITT Hub event and conference next year.
Chairman of Binswood Media, Leon Daniels OBE, will be hosting this event, which will help delegates to keep pace with new technologies, from zero emission vehicles to self-driving trucks, 5G, smart cities and more. He will also be talking to Mark Griffin and finding out more about reactions to this announcement.