The Flooring Show, the UK’s biggest national flooring event, has announced that it is moving dates to 28 February - 2 March 2021 at Yorkshire Event Centre (YEC) in Harrogate.
The government recently announced the reopening of exhibition centres from 1 October 2020. However, prior to the announcement, the organisers had already concluded that September was not a viable option for the show.
“We have been in discussions with our exhibitors and visitors to find a new date for The Flooring Show that will work for the whole industry” said Event Director, Alex Butler. “After listening to key stakeholders, it’s clear that moving to the early part of 2021 is the preferred option for the sector to meet and do business.”
“As well as sourcing the latest products, we know that networking and making valuable new connections is a hugely important part of The Flooring Show” Alex said. “There is no substitute for those face-to-face interactions, and they will be much easier to facilitate next year.”
As Harrogate Convention Centre remains a Nightingale Hospital, show organisers have also confirmed the move to YEC. The purpose-built exhibition centre is based on the Great Yorkshire Showground just outside Harrogate, with 2,000 free car parking spaces and a complimentary shuttle bus to and from the town centre. Exhibitors and visitors can still use their usual hotels as a base, enjoying Harrogate’s unique charm and plentiful amenities.
The regular autumn edition of The Flooring Show will continue to take place on 19 - 21 September 2021, so the industry has two shows to look forward to next year.
“It’s a very positive outcome for the flooring industry to move the show to early 2021” said Gavin Pugh, UK Managing Director of Associated Weavers. “We’re looking forward to exhibiting at both editions of The Flooring Show next year.”
Registration for The Flooring Show is currently live at theflooringshow.com.