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    BREAKING: Clerkenwell Design Week 2020 postponed

    BREAKING NEWS: Clerkenwell Design Week 2020, which Hotel Designs is a proud media parter of, has postponed this year’s event in response to the latest developments in the coronavirus spread…

    Clerkenwell Design Week 2020 was due to take place between May 19 – 21, but in response to the coronavirus outbreak and the World Health Organisation labelling it as a pandemic, the exhibition has been forced to postpone.

    “The event is now due to take place on July 14 – 16.”

    The event organisers, which last week hosted a press conference to unveil this year’s plans, have confirmed that the event is now due to take place on July 14 – 16, and you can register for your tickets on the website.

    “We will continue to consult with all relevant parties on a regular basis as we work towards delivering the best possible CDW this summer,” said Lee Newton, CEO of Media 10 in a statement. “The safety and wellbeing of all those involved is our priority and we are grateful for the support we have received from our exhibitors and partners in making this difficult decision. We believe that these new dates provide us with an opportunity to deliver what will be a very successful CDW in the height of British Summer.”

    Clerkenwell Design Week is just the latest event that has been forced to postponed in response the spread of COVID-19.  Salone Del Mobile, which is arguably the most popular trade fair in the design calendar, was the first to announce a postponement, which was followed by the Independent Hotel Show Amsterdam last week.

    The most recent update reported on the BBC is that more than 1,500 people have tested positive for the virus in the UK – but the actual number of cases is estimated to be between 35,000 and 50,000.

    There have been no other announcements regarding changes to Clerkenwell Design Week, other than the date.

    Main image credit: CDW 2020/Haberdashery

    Hamish Kilburn / 17.03.2020

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