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EI Live! postponed to 29th – 30th September 2021

As we are all aware, the COVID-19 pandemic is still making an impact in the UK across many business sectors. With this in mind, we have been consulting with all EI Live! exhibitors and pre-registered visitors, with regards to running the show in October 2020 as planned or postponing until 2021.

Following several very well-attended Zoom conference calls with exhibitors, and after looking at correspondence from those unable to attend the Zoom calls, we have taken the decision to postpone the show until 2021.

The overwhelming consensus of opinion was that exhibitors did not want to run the risk of putting their staff in danger of catching the virus.

So, the decision is to postpone the show until September 29th – 30th 2021.

— David Kitchener – 25th August 2020 —

The Show

Marking its tenth year in the market, EI Live! 2020 is returning with an expanded format covering three related and inter-connected sectors giving exhibitors and visitors a unique opportunity to explore existing relationships fully, but also create brand new ones.

Following recent developments the decision has been made to move EI Live! 2020 to the new dates of September 29 – 30, 2021. All other aspects of the show will remain the same and the show team is also looking into moving the presentation of the Smart Building Awards to during EI Live! to September, 2021. Registration remains open and those who have registered already do not need to reapply for their free entry pass.

These March dates were given to us by the venue as they have many shows in the same situation, we believe they actually work pretty well. September will be a busy month given that the CEDIA tech Summit has been postponed to September 4 and the CEDIA US Expo dates are September 8 – 12. So, October when there is less happening will be a good time to hold the UK’s national CI show.

An October date also gives us more time to increase the footprint of EI Live! even further, and gives us time to put more visitor attractions in place and also increase the visitor offering across the show.

EI Live! 2020 will cover home automation, entertainment, and AV systems, but also encompass commercial building automation and AV as well as smart products from the world of electrical contracting.

By pushing boundaries that have yet to be explored by any UK trade show in the automation and AV market, the event has been constructed to deliver a unique nexus of industries, products, exhibitors, and attendees, that will drive business and create new opportunities.


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