In light of the new COVID restrictions across Sydney and Australia, we have made the difficult decision to move the Convenience & Impulse Expo 2021 to Wednesday 30 and Thursday 31 March 2022.
As difficult as this decision has been for us, the health and safety of our community, our sponsors, attendees, and staff must come first.
Safa de Valois, Commercial Director of C&I, said: “We have a responsibility to our delegates, sponsors and staff, as well as to the wider public, and given the uncertainty around the latest outbreak of COVID-19 in Greater Sydney, and the current border closures, we felt it appropriate to postpone our event.
“C&I has been delighted by the level of support from the P&C industry, with the exhibition almost sold out. The level of interest in attending the Expo has also been high from retailers Australia-wide. Clearly, this shows how highly anticipated the Expo is. But the health and welfare of these people, and the wider community is paramount. While it’s disappointing that we can’t hold the C&I Expo in 2021 when we had hoped to, we are grateful to our delegates, speakers, and sponsors for supporting our decision to postpone.
“We look forward to regrouping in 2022 once these unprecedented events are behind us.”
We are confident that the new dates in March 2022 will provide an opportunity for more companies to exhibit and a lot more people to attend.
C&I is aware that the new dates may be an inconvenience to some. However, given the exceptional circumstances, we are all faced with, and in line with the developing government health guidelines around COVID-19, we feel that postponing the event is the most responsible decision to ensure a healthy and safe experience for all.
We would like to thank all our visitors, members, exhibitors, suppliers and staff for their patience while we work through this unprecedented and complex situation. We regret any inconvenience this may cause.
Thank you for your continued support of C&I Retailing Magazine & Expo and our amazing industry.
For clarity: C&I Expo will now take place at the Melbourne Convention & Exhibition Centre on Wednesday 30 and Thursday 31 March 2022.