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CANCELLED - DEMU Showcase 2020


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Given recent events surrounding the COVID-19 outbreak as well as government advice, the Showcase organising team have taken the reluctant decision to cancel this year's show.

 

This has been a difficult decision for all involved, but we were on the cusp of sinking a lot of fixed costs into the show (e.g. venue and hotel bookings) so it felt better to make the decision now and minimise the society's exposure.

 

All exhibitors who were due to attend this year will be automatically rolled on to next year's show. We may still be able to also honour invites for the few layouts that we had booked for 2021 but we will be in touch on a case-by-case basis. First priority will go to the layouts bumped from this year's show.

 

We will be in touch with all exhibitors shortly with invites for next year.

 

Please allow us a bit of time for communication of the announcement to propagate on all channels and social media.

 

Kind regards,

The Showcase Organising Team

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Sad to hear this Guy. It was the big one for 2020 for the lads and we were really looking forward to the weekend away, but the decision is the right one. (it also means we might have the extension to Wellpark finished!) Take care all of you. Simon and the SDEG team

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2 hours ago, lyneux said:

Given recent events surrounding the COVID-19 outbreak as well as government advice, the Showcase organising team have taken the reluctant decision to cancel this year's show.

 

This has been a difficult decision for all involved, but we were on the cusp of sinking a lot of fixed costs into the show (e.g. venue and hotel bookings) so it felt better to make the decision now and minimise the society's exposure.

 

All exhibitors who were due to attend this year will be automatically rolled on to next year's show. We may still be able to also honour invites for the few layouts that we had booked for 2021 but we will be in touch on a case-by-case basis. First priority will go to the layouts bumped from this year's show.

 

We will be in touch with all exhibitors shortly with invites for next year.

 

Please allow us a bit of time for communication of the announcement to propagate on all channels and social media.

 

Kind regards,

The Showcase Organising Team

Every cloud - this gives me some time to procure and construct a Conflat L runner wagon for my new 03 recently introduced to the Bakewell Street roster......sorry to introduce a positive note....

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On 17/03/2020 at 20:21, lyneux said:

Thanks both. We're sorry about this year's show but hopefully it means that we can make next year even better.

 

Best wishes and keep washing your hands!

 

Guy

 

Will June 2021 be too early for the showcase - like others assume off until whenever?

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25 minutes ago, Crisis Rail said:

 

Will June 2021 be too early for the showcase - like others assume off until whenever?

Hi Crisis

 

Before Xmas we had a committee meeting where we hoped that things would have improved by June so were optimistic that Showcase group should start to plan for Showcase, with the proviso should there not be an improvement then not to proceed. With the changes over the past few weeks our optimism may have been a bit premature.  Like everything at the moment none of us can plan too far ahead.

 

Clive

DEMU Committee

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