Responding to recent announcements by the Prime Minister and the UK Government, which urged the public to avoid mass gatherings and minimise social contact due to the coronavirus/Covid-19 outbreak – and following extensive consultation with event partners Kent County Council, Kent Event Centre and Kent Invicta Chamber of Commerce – organiser Revolution Events has announced the postponement of the forthcoming Business Vision LIVE show to the equivalent time slot next year.
The next Business Vision LIVE will now take place at the Kent Event Centre on Wednesday 12 May 2021, when it will continue to play a key role in bringing together the business community, highlighting innovative thinking, generating new connections and boosting the local economy. Revolution Events had been carefully monitoring the evolving status of the coronavirus/Covid-19 crisis since the outbreak started earlier this year and was originally hopeful that the situation could be brought under control quicker than is proving possible.
Rich Tribe, Co-Founder and Co-Owner of Revolution Events said: “Having assessed the current situation and reviewed the business calendar for the rest of the year, we considered a number of alternative timing options and concluded that the best option for all of our stakeholders is to move the event a full year to May 2021. Protecting the health of exhibitors, visitors, contractors and our own staff is always a top priority for Revolution Events but we were keen not to over-react in the early stages of the outbreak, as decisions made in a panic are rarely very wise ones. At this stage, however, we can no longer see any chance of being able to run the event safely in its original timeslot.”
Mike Whiting, Cabinet Member for Economic Development at Kent County Council commented: “Kent County Council fully endorses this as the right decision under these unprecedented circumstances. I would like to thank the Revolution team for the huge amount of time and effort they have already put into this year’s Business Vision LIVE and I share their disappointment that it can no longer take place this May. However, I am sure the event will return next year bigger and better than ever.”
A Message from Revolution Events and Business Vision LIVE
Revolution Events and Business Vision LIVE send their best wishes to organisations across the UK at this difficult time and hope that most of them will not be badly affected by the outbreak in the medium-to-longer term. The response from the business community to our decision has been overwhelmingly positive and we look forward to bringing you all together again at the Kent Event Centre on 12 May 2021, when we are confident that most of us will be getting back to business as normal.