Moves date to later in the year

Organisers of the LAMMA Show announced yesterday, that they are moving their dates from 11th-12th January to 4th-5th May 2022 in response to the evolving Covid-19 situation due to the Omicron variant.

They say that all plans for the 40th anniversary edition will be carried over to the spring edition, when the show plans to welcome over 600 exhibitors and 40,000 attendees.

Reacting to the news Service Dealer owner Duncan Murray-Clarke said, "It is so difficult for the big event organisers and my heart goes out to them.

"This last week we have seen some of the biggest names having to postpone (BTME, Agritechnica and now LAMMA). After no doubt a mountain of work already done, they have all had to negotiate again with large event venues and make this difficult decision. I wish them well and I know that these strong industry shows will be back.”

Sanjeev Khaira, the Arc director leading Agriconnect, organisers of LAMMA, said, “Over the past few days, we have seen a significant increase in the uncertainty of Covid-19 regulations. We have built robust health and safety plans for the LAMMA 2022 event. However, with distribution and supply chain challenges and the potential lockdowns or restrictions, we are all uncertain about how the situation will look in January. After speaking with many of our exhibitors and attendees, we have taken the challenging decision to postpone.” 
Kate Walsh, LAMMA Event Manager, said, “The team and I are saddened to be making this announcement today. We have been hard at work planning for the 40th anniversary edition of LAMMA, and were very much looking forward to bringing the agricultural industry together. The past few years have been challenging for the farming community, and we had hoped LAMMA in January would be a great way to start off the New Year and spur momentum in the industry. However, after listening to you, and sharing your concerns about the COVID situation, we believe moving the show to the spring will provide the best opportunity for us to meet face-to-face and deliver on the objectives of both our exhibitors and visitors.” 
Organisers say there will be no changes to the LAMMA 2022 floorplan or show features as a result of the date change. Visitor registration will remain open and there is no need to register again if you have already done so. The next edition, Wednesday 4th - Thursday 5th May 2022, will take place at the NEC, Birmingham.

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