When we made the early decision to postpone AQE to May 2021, we felt that this was the best for everyone involved and believed that the COVID-19 situation would have been fully resolved by this time.
It is becoming clearer that the current situation will significantly impact the chance of successfully holding an in-person event safely next year. Our key consideration is always the health and safety of everyone involved, closely followed by the need to ensure the event is successful for all exhibitors, visitors, and sponsors.
Whilst recent positive news about the vaccine is encouraging, it is still being made clear that there is a long way to go. With the threat of physical events remaining unsafe, we feel that we have no choice but reschedule.
We have therefore decided to postpone AQE until the 12th – 13th October 2022 and we will organise a virtual AQE and WWEM event on the 13th-14th October 2021.
We will publish more details in the coming weeks and months and look forward to welcoming you to both virtual event in 2021 and the physical event in 2022.
In the meantime, stay safe and well,
David Hellyer – Exhibition Manager