After days of speculation, the organisers of The Photography Show which was scheduled to take place at the NEC Birmingham 14-17th March, have announced that it is to be postponed until September.
The show’s website has yet to be updated to reflect the news.
To date, Future has been following Government guidance and with no call to end public events, the show was expected to go ahead as scheduled. However, this evening the Head of Events for The Photography Show sent an email to exhibitors.
Naturally, we’re disappointed here at Camera Jabber as we were all planning to attend what is usually an excellent event for photographers and videographers.
As yet there’s no news about the exact dates, but we’re planning to be there in September.
Official Statement – Exhibitors
Important update – The Photography Show & The Video Show has been postponed until September
To date, The Photography Show & The Video Show has been following Government guidelines regarding the continuation of our event surrounding the outbreak of Coronavirus. However, as the news has been progressing we have listened to the concerns from all parties, around running the show in the current environment.
The wellbeing of our visitors, exhibitors, speakers and staff is of the utmost importance, we have therefore taken the extremely difficult decision to postpone. We are truly sorry and hope you understand that we have had no choice but to take this difficult decision, we appreciate that this will have a huge knock on effect for everyone concerned. We are now working through the ramifications of this unprecedented situation.
Please bear with us while we try to establish new dates. We will be in touch with all our exhibitors as soon as we have more information.
Message from The Photography Show, Head of Events;
‘We are incredibly disappointed that we’ve had to take this action so close to the event opening. However, it became clear that the recent acceleration in Covid19 cases in the UK has led to heightened concerns for all participants and the show would be negatively impacted from all perspectives should we have proceeded. We understand how important the show is both from an industry and community point of view so we are pleased that we are able to postpone to September when we are hopeful that the threat of Covid19 will have significantly rescinded. Please bear with us while we make all the necessary arrangements to facilitate this move and contact all participants’.
Fujifilm statement following the postponement of The Photography Show, 14-17 March 2020
Following confirmation by Future Plc that The Photography Show, due to take place on 14 – 17 March 2020 at the Birmingham NEC, has been postponed, Fujifilm UK has published the following statement.
“The coronavirus epidemic is a unique situation – and from both a staff and an audience perspective, the decision to postpone The Photography Show is the most responsible decision and one that we fully support. Through this evolving situation, the health of Fujifilm employees, partners and customers is our primary concern.”
“While we understand that the photography community will be disappointed, we have been developing our contingency plan for several weeks and we look forward to bringing all of the elements of The Photography Show experience to life over the coming weeks, the schedule of which will be announced shortly.”
FAQs for Show Visitors
Q – The show has been postponed, will I need to register again for the new dates?
A – Good news, your badge will be valid for the September show so you don’t need to do anything.
Q – I have bought Extras (Masterclass tickets, Super Stage tickets, Workshop tickets), will I be issued a refund?
A – All Super Stage and Workshop tickets will be automatically refunded. Masterclass tickets will remain on your order unless you request for them to be refunded.
Q – Will the programme and exhibitors be the same for the postponed show?
A – We will aim to keep the programme the same where possible, subject to speakers being available for the new dates. We also hope that the exhibitor list will remain much the same.