It is with deep sadness and heavy hearts that we have to inform you that IFEX 2020 will no longer take place between 24 – 26 March as planned. We have spent the last few days planning for a contingency and are pleased that we have managed to secure dates later in the year and the event will instead take place from 17 – 19November 2020 at TEC, Belfast.
This is due to the significant escalation of COVID-19 (coronavirus) cases across the United Kingdom as well as the announcement by the World Health Organisation that COVID-19 is now labelled a pandemic.
We understand how this may come as a huge disappointment, however we as organisers believe it is our responsibility to ensure the health and safety of our exhibitors, visitors and staff comes first and the right thing to do is postpone the event now, rather than wait for the Government to officially halt mass gatherings and events in the UK.
The effects, actual and projected, of coronavirus are becoming evident across the globe and the climate in which we are operating is changing in real time. Whilst we have been paying close attention to the World Health Organisation and have been following the advice from Public Health Authority in Northern Ireland and Public Health England it leaves us with little option but to make the decision to postpone the event to later in the year when we hope the effects have subsided.
We would like to thank you for your energy and enthusiasm and hope you can appreciate the difficulty of our position and hope that the change in dates will be welcomed by all.
Due to the time of the postponement, we ask for your understanding that all detailed questions regarding IFEX may take time to be answered and we ask you to bear with us.
Your registration will be automatically transferred across to the new dates and we thank you in advance for your continued support and understanding and we look forward to welcoming you in November.