Meat Industry Awards changes 2020 dinner and ceremony date
The UK’s biggest meat industry awards event is pushing back its dinner and ceremony date by two months, organisers YPL Exhibitions & Events have announced.
Publisher Graham Yandell of Meat Management magazine who stage the event said: “We are mindful of the affect that the Coronavirus / Covid-19 is currently having on all UK business sectors and that includes food and meat companies, plus retailers and foodservice.
“Best advice at the time the decision was made to change over last weekend was that the problem will peak around May / June in the UK, but taking account of any potential impact this could still have in July when the ceremony is scheduled, to be on the safe side, we have been able to negotiate and secure a new date of Wednesday September 2nd at The Vox Birmingham for the Awards Dinner and Ceremony – therefore pushing back the conclusion of the Awards programme by two months.
“Obtaining new dates for a significant occasion like this one is a complex process, particularly right now, with much to be considered in our forward planning, but in these unprecedented times we felt it was right to protect the event on behalf of our partners, guests and everyone involved. We moved quickly whilst we still had realistic options to retain a great venue and a strong strategic date.
“Nothing else changes other than there will be a longer gap than is usual between the voting and product nomination deadline, and the dinner ceremony itself.
“As I expected, the support and response for this major initiative from our partners has been outstanding and with around 1,000 products being judged this very week at the Regional Food Academy, located within the Harper Adams University complex in Shropshire, the Meat Management Industry Awards goes from strength to strength every year and remains the biggest and most prestigious event of its kind in the UK.”
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