Organisers of Pharmacy Show 2020 have decided to postpone the event due to the Covid-19 pandemic to next year.

This year’s two-day event is now rescheduled to start from Sunday, October 17, 2021 at the Birmingham NEC, CloserStill Media said.

The event organisers, in the meantime, will be focussing on how they can support the profession during this time – especially with the flu season fast approaching.

Mark Lyonette, the chief executive of the National Pharmacy Association (NPA) said: “The Pharmacy Show is an important event in the pharmacy calendar and one which our members look forward to attending.

“Unfortunately, this year they will miss on the expert opinion, networking and support they get from this well organised conference and exhibition. I’m sure the decision to postpone this year’s show has not been taken lightly and we look forward to working with CloserStill for the event in 2021.”

Garry Tyson, the event director, commented: “In difficult times like the one that affects us today across the globe, it is important to remember the primary objective of trade shows: a trade show is above all the opportunity for the market to meet, learn and collaborate together.

“The safety of our communities is of paramount importance. The events industry supports businesses of all sizes and the economy in general.

“The Pharmacy Show is part of this and we will overcome all obstacles so our annual meeting fulfils this mission, stronger together.”

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