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LAMMA Show postponed to May amid rising Covid cases

The LAMMA Show has confirmed it will move its dates from 11-12th January to 4-5th May in response to the escalating Omicron situation.

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All plans for LAMMA’s 40th anniversary edition will be carried over to the spring edition, when it will welcome over 600 exhibitors and 40,000 attendees face-to-face, who will gather to connect over the latest machinery, technology and equipment for the farming industry, organisers said.

Sanjeev Khaira, the Arc director leading Agriconnect, organisers of LAMMA, said: “Over the past few days, we have seen a significant increase in the uncertainty of Covid-19 regulations. We have built robust health and safety plans for the LAMMA 2022 event. However, with distribution and supply chain challenges and the potential lockdowns or restrictions, we are all uncertain about how the situation will look in January. After speaking with many of our exhibitors and attendees, we have taken the challenging decision to postpone.”

Kate Walsh, LAMMA event manager, added: “The team and I are saddened to be making this announcement today. We have been hard at work planning for the 40th anniversary edition of LAMMA, and were very much looking forward to bringing the agricultural industry together.

“The past few years have been challenging for the farming community, and we had hoped LAMMA in January would be a great way to start off the New Year and spur momentum in the industry. However, after listening to you, and sharing your concerns about the Covid situation, we believe moving the show to the spring will provide the best opportunity for us to meet face-to-face and deliver on the objectives of both our exhibitors and visitors.”

There will be no changes to the LAMMA 2022 floorplan or show features as a result of the date change. Visitor registration will remain open and there is no need to register again if you have already done so.

The next edition, Wednesday 4th – Thursday 5th May 2022, will take place at the NEC, Birmingham. For more information and to register to attend, visit www.lammashow.com.

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