16 February 2009

DMG postpones kbbreview EXPO

Statement from DMG World Media

Dmg world media regret to announce the postponement of kbbreview EXPO incorporating Tile and Stone and Floorstyle, which was due to run at Excel 10th-12th May 2009.

EXPO has been serving and supporting the kitchen, bedroom and bathroom industry in London since 2001 and is a very successful concept and brand. However, it has become clear that the current extraordinary economic climate has meant potential exhibitors are making tough strategic decisions and they cannot be present at the 2009 show.

Dmg world media publishing and events director Patrick Taylor said: "The economic downturn has hit this industry hard and it has become clear that potential exhibitors do not need the added strain of sustaining a 2009 London show. In the hundreds of conversations we've had, the vast majority of suppliers and manufacturers are saying they have made a strategic decision to not exhibit in London in 2009 and we respect and understand that. Kbbreview is now in its 25th year and we've reached that milestone by always supporting and listening to the industry."

However, dmg would like to make clear that this announcement does not affect the kbbreview Industry Awards 2009, which will take place at ExCeL on May 11.

"The kbbreview Industry Awards is the biggest party of the year and the 2009 event is set to be bigger and better even than the record breaking 2008," said Taylor. "We are in the middle of the extensive judging process in preparation for the event in May and tables are selling fast. "The facilities at ExCeL are world class and the venue should provide a memorable back drop to a fantastic night."


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