Wednesday 16 November 2011

2012 Boat and Caravan Show cancelled

Sad News!  Spotted recently in Practical Caravan magazine:

AFTER MONTHS OF speculation, Ocean Media has announced that the 2012 Boat and Caravan show at Birmingham's NEC has been cancelled. The show, which celebrated its 50th anniversary in 2011, was set to take place from 12 February 2011.

2012 Boat and Caravan has been subject to a lot of speculation since NCC Events, the caravan industry-backed exhibition company announced that it would run a show at London Excel in February. NCC Events is part of the National Caravan Council (NCC) and members did not want the expense of supporting two shows in February. With all the major caravan and motorhome brands sold in the UK being members, it was clear the show would struggle to find support.

Ocean Media sought the support of caravan dealers in the absence of manufacturer support, and despite expressions of interest, little real support materialised.

Trevor Barratt, CEO of Ocean Media said that “loyal exhibitors, including a number of caravan dealers, and the shows many visitors will feel sorry that due to a lack of support from one element of the industry, the 2012 show has cancelled after more than 50 years”.



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