The Lifting Equipment Engineers Association (LEEA) has cancelled its flagship event, LiftEx Bahrain amid global uncertainities due to the Covid-19 pandemic. The two-day event was due to kick off in Bahrain on March 21.
The LEEA is the leading representative body for all those involved in the lifting industry worldwide. It is the authoritative representative body for its members who work in every aspect of the industry - from design, manufacture, refurbishment and repair, through to the hire, maintenance and use of lifting equipment.
Announcing this today (January 27), LEEA said the decision comes following discussions with its board members.
"Whilst there has always been considerable interest in the event from both global and local vendors, it has become clear that – mostly for reasons due to the global pandemic – there is not enough commitment to make this a viable event at this current time," stated LEEA in its statement.
LEEA remains fully committed to their membership in the Middle East, it added.
Moving forward, LEEA board said it was looking forward to have a members meeting in Bahrain this year and a LiftEx Middle East in 2023, at a new location.
"LEEA and the lifting industry can look forward to the return of the LiftEx Exhibition in the UK, which will be held at P&J Live, Aberdeen on October 5 to 6," said a spokesman for the global body.
The 4th annual LEEA Awards will also be taking place there on October 5 evening. "There are opportunities to align your brand with LiftEx 2022 and make the most out of your investment before, during and after the show. Packages can be tailored to suit your requirements," he added..-TradeArabia News Service