Updated 7th July 2020
I am writing to you to share the difficult decision we have arrived at to postpone the London edition of the Influencer Marketing Show until 2021, whilst replacing the October event with a new digital show.
It will come as no surprise that this is a direct consequence of the ongoing impact of the COVID-19 pandemic and the continued challenges with social distancing, travel restrictions, venue capacity limitations. And most importantly, due to the pandemic, we feel we are unable to safely execute an event to the standard you’ve grown used to over the years.
Unlike many traditional exhibitions, the Influencer Marketing Show incubates relationships and encourages face-to-face interaction at all stages of the event.
We also want to ensure you feel comfortable attending, networking and participating whether at the show or whilst traveling.
As an exhibiting partner or sponsor, we want you to feel that your financial investment is well looked-after, and drawn down at a time that will provide maximum impact and ROI.
Although the physical event won’t take place, we are in the midst of planning two exciting new virtual events which will run in Q4 this year. More information will follow in the coming weeks.
As an events business, COVID-19 has like many impacted us with a number of the team furloughed, today however we welcome back 90% of the team to take our events forward into 2021 and beyond.
We’ve been using our time wisely over the last couple of months, and to help us execute an event that meets your objectives I invite you to complete our quick survey. We’ll donate £5 to mind.org.uk for each completed survey rather than the usual gift voucher incentive.
We would like to thank you for your understanding of this difficult decision in these unprecedented times and for your support through these unique and unquestionably challenging circumstances.
Why has The Influencer Marketing Show London been postponed?
Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the likelihood of being able to successfully execute the event at Old Billingsgate safely and to the standard you’d expect is increasingly unlikely.
There is ongoing uncertainty around social distancing measures and travel restrictions. For the benefit of our partners, we felt it best to make an assertive decision now before costs are incurred by our partners.
The show will now take place on the 21st October 2021 at the same venue.
A new digital show will be organised to take place in Q4 this year.
What happens to my stand, sponsorship or ticket?
All previously purchased tickets, stands and sponsorships will be transferred and honoured in full for the new dates of the 21st October 2021.
I’m an exhibitor / sponsor will my fees be refunded?
Many of our costs are non-refundable and our insurance policies do not cover pandemics. Therefore in line with our terms and conditions full refunds will not be available.
Be assured however that as mentioned above your sponsorship or exhibition stand will be transferred in full on a like-for-like basis to the new dates in 2021 and there will be no inflationary price increases.
All paid-up sponsors and exhibitors will receive a complimentary virtual booth at the new digital show.
If you have any queries or to talk through your options please contact Drew Cameron our Sales Director.
When will more details of the new digital event be announced?
We are conscious that there are many virtual events taking place currently. We’ve attended many and the quality varies considerably. We want to ensure that anything we organise matches the quality of our live shows and importantly meets your objectives as a delegate or sponsor.
Full details will be released in the coming weeks, sign up to our newsletter for details of when tickets are available.