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‘Bitterly disappointed’: LiftEx Bahrain postponed to 2022


May 5, 2021
By Crane & Hoist Canada Staff

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LEEA Ross MaloneyRoss Moloney, CEO of Lifting Equipment Engineers Association (LEEA). Photo: LEEA

LiftEx Bahrain, slated to take place in September, has been postponed to March 2022 as a result of the pandemic.

“As the situation is still somewhat unclear due to the pandemic, with international travel restrictions currently in place, and some organisations putting a hold on employees travel until the end of the year, we are concerned that running LiftEx this year will affect the results for our exhibitors and compromise the success of the event,” said Ross Moloney, CEO of LEEA.

“Furthermore, the Minister of Labour in Bahrain has suggested that early next year is a far more suitable time to hold the show.”

The event was scheduled to run Sept. 27-28, 2021. The new dates are March 21-22, 2022. The venue for the event is the Gulf Hotel and Convention Centre in Manama.

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Moving forward, current exhibitors can simply transfer their booking to the new March dates, or if this is not practical, participation can be cancelled without penalty, it said.

“We are bitterly disappointed that we cannot hold an in-person show this year, but are confident that with more time for the vaccination rollout and pilot testing for exhibitions and live events, we will all enjoy a successful show in March,” said Moloney.

About LEEA

The Lifting Equipment Engineers Association (LEEA) is established across the globe as a representative body for all those involved in the lifting industry worldwide.

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.

The association has played a key role in this specialized field for over 75 years, from training and standards setting through to health and safety, the provision of technical and legal advice, and the development of examination and licensing systems.