New date for Cereals 2021 to allow more visitors

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Written by Charlotte Cunningham

This year’s Cereals Event has moved to 30 June – 1 July to accommodate the maximum number of visitors and exhibitors following the Government’s announcement of its lockdown exit strategy. Charlotte Cunningham reports. After extensive consultation with both exhibitors and visitors the event team decided it was best to move the dates from 9-10 June to 30 June – 1 July 2021. “We began consulting after Boris Johnson’s announcement on 22 Feb to end lockdown restrictions in England by 21 June,” says event organiser, Alli McEntyre. “Speaking with exhibitors and visitors, we looked at the choice of having a restricted event in early June or moving the date and potentially having no restrictions, and the majority opted for the latter. “We wanted to act quickly in making this decision to give everyone certainty so they can plan ahead,” she adds. “This is a really positive move for visitors, exhibitors and the event, as it will maximise the opportunities for all without lockdown restrictions in place.” The event format will remain the same, meaning visitors can still expect to see a large host of exhibitors, live demonstrations and attend a full seminar programme. Features will include the Syngenta Sprays & Sprayers…
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