The UK and Ireland Fuel Distributors Association (UKIFDA) EXPO 2021 has been postponed from its original dates of 19–20 May 2021 and will now be held on 7–8 July 2021.
The venue, the Exhibition Centre Liverpool, remains unchanged. The organisers of the event say that they have been monitoring the COVID-19 situation and have taken the decision to move the event following the UK government’s decision to impose a third national lockdown.
‘As you are all aware, COVID-19 is still presenting an unprecedented challenge with the situation evolving weekly. Changing the date was not an easy decision to take, but by doing so, we believe it helps ensure confidence in the event for our exhibitors and attendees. We wanted to move the date to a time when more people will be vaccinated and restrictions lifted so the news last week about the increased number of vaccinations allied to the government’s vaccination timetable means July will be an ideal time for the industry to get together for some much-needed networking,’ says chief executive Guy Pulham.
He adds: ‘We have lots planned for UKIFDA EXPO 2021 including a great line up of speakers together with both new and long-standing exhibitors in place. By moving the date to July, it gives our liquid fuels distribution industry a great opportunity to discuss and showcase the transition to liquid biofuels highlighted in the recently published UKIFDA decarbonisation strategy document available on our website.’
The COVID-19 pandemic led to the cancellation of the UKIFDA EXPO 2020 event.