Given the spread of Coronavirus, the MTA has decided that, in order to minimise the risks to visitors and exhibitors, the event will now take place 25-28 January 2021. The show will still be held in the same halls at the NEC, and all exhibitors that had booked for MACH in April will be offered the same stand space at the rescheduled event. The MTA team is currently in the process of contacting all 550 exhibitors to discuss their participation.

James Selka, MTA CEO, says: “We believe that this decision, which has not been taken lightly, is in the best interests of the industry and those who work in it. Our first priority is, of course, the health and safety of the circa 30,000 people who will visit and work at MACH. In addition, we believe that by moving the show to January 2021 we will offer a better experience for visitors, and better value for exhibitors, than by holding it in April under the conditions likely to be in place at that time.”

He adds: “We are grateful to the NEC for working with us to identify an option which we believe will work for the vast majority of exhibitors and visitors alike.”