A STATEMENT FROM IOM3 - ORGANISERS OF PVC 2020
22 March 2020
New dates confirmed - 9-12 May 2021.
16 March 2020
It is with deep disappointment that IOM3 has today announced that PVC2020, scheduled to take place at The Edinburgh International Conference Centre (EICC), Scotland (20–23 April 2020), will be postponed until May 2021 following the escalation of Coronavirus (COVID-19).
We have been closely monitoring the situation for a number of weeks. Following the latest Scottish and UK Government advice, uncertainty and with our delegates, sponsors, exhibitors and employees’ wellbeing our main priority, we have had no choice but to postpone the conference until next year.
This is not a decision we have taken lightly and we are determined that the event planning for 2021 will continue; focused on delivering a bigger and better event than ever before.
Jason Leadbitter (co-chairman) of the PVC Organising Committee and part of Inovyn, said, ‘While this is bitterly disappointing our primary responsibility is for the safety and wellbeing of all of our delegates and sponsors. I trust that we can all rally in May 2021 with renewed vigour and in even greater numbers.’
IOM3 and the PVC organising committee will be working hard over the next 14 months to deliver a successful PVC 2021 event and hope everyone will join us next year for what will be the world’s leading forum on Vinyl.
IOM3 CEO Colin Church said, ‘It is a real shame that such a great event cannot be held at this time, but [in the light of the growing concern over coronavirus and following the advice of the authorities] it is clear this is the right move at this time. We have sought to contact all sponsors, exhibitors and delegates but if you haven’t heard from us please do get in touch about the postponement arrangements.’
We would like to take this opportunity to thank the industry for their understanding and in these difficult and challenging times.
If you have any questions on enquiries regarding this, please contact Melanie.Boyce@iom3.org or call 0207451 7332
Further details on the future event will be found on the website www.pvc2020.org