The Hillhead exhibition of quarry machinery and technology due to be held in Buxton, Derbyshire in June 2020 is now being rescheduled. The organisers have said that the event will be held from 22nd-24th June 2021 instead. The venue will remain the same as in previous years.
The rescheduling comes in light of the ongoing coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.
Hillhead event director Richard Bradbury said: ‘The health and safety of exhibitors, visitors, contractors and employees is our number one priority and with the peak of the epidemic predicted to coincide with the show in June, this would be severely compromised.
‘Following an extensive consultation process, the decision has been taken to delay the event by a year to allow market conditions to stabilise and to best support the construction and quarrying industry during this challenging period.’
Also, following industry consultation, Plantworx – previously scheduled for next year – will be put back a year.
Rob Oliver, chief executive of the Construction Equipment Association, comments: ‘Whilst we are, of course, reluctant to change our plans for Plantworx 2021, these are unprecedented times. In the interests of both our sets of exhibitors and the industry as a whole, we will shortly announce our new dates for the next Plantworx in June 2022 at our Peterborough home.’