Why have you decided to postpone?

  • Following the escalation of COVID-19 worldwide and the importance of the health and safety of our exhibitors, visitors and staff, we have made the decision to postpone Equipment & Manufacturing West Africa 2020. We apologise for any inconvenience that this postponement may cause.
  • The situation has been aggravated in recent days with increased cases of COVID-19 together with serious concerns among exhibitors and visitors about attending and the fact that travel bans have been put in place by many organisations, all of which will interfere with the holding of the event.
  • Taking all these factors into consideration, we believe it is the best course of action to postpone the event so we are able to deliver to you, the high quality business event that you have come to expect, later in the year. We intend to do just that in the new dates once confirmed.

What if the COVID-19 situation is unchanged or worse later in the year?

We have considered this possibility and chosen a date from those available which provides a better chance of us being able to deliver the event and avoid more disruption. However, the COVID-19 situation has, and continues to be, dynamic and we will continue to monitor the situation throughout the year and take the appropriate actions accordingly.


Elements of the travel community may still be unable to attend the event due to travel restrictions at that time. Will you still run the event if attendance is still reduced?

This is a major global event and we are hopeful that travel confidence will have been restored by the revised event dates.


Why have you not just cancelled the 2020 event?

Feedback from exhibitors and visitors is that they very much want the event to go ahead this year and, as organisers, we want to be able to deliver the expected value to those organisations.



What happens with my participation costs or payments already made to Reed Exhibitions?

All your Service Charges and VAS Charges paid to Reed Exhibitions in relation to the event will be applied to the postponed event (including all charges for space, smart space, shell scheme, furniture, smart reader and app, sponsorship & advertising) Any remaining payments will still need to be settled within the terms of your existing contract.




Will I have the same location in the same hall on the new dates?

We are working with DWTC to secure the same footprint and will advise individual exhibitors if there is any adjustment to stand position.





Will I receive a new contract to exhibit for the postponed event?

No, your current contract to exhibit will continue to apply in respect of the postponed event as amended to reflect the new dates. You will be sent an email to confirm the change of dates soon.