18 March 2020
The London 2020 international stamp exhibition, which was set to be held in the capital in May, has been postponed for two years, due to the Covid-19 pandemic.
The full statement from Frank Walton RDP FRPSL, the Chairman of the London 2020 Organising Committee is as follows…
London 2020 Newsletter No. 16: 18 March 2020
Please forgive my silence over the last week or two, but trying to find a way of managing the London 2020 exhibition that both is safe and secure, as well as being financially robust, has been a major challenge.
In line with UK Government guidelines, it is now impossible for the exhibition to happen in May 2020. We have consulted with all our major partners in the planning of the show:
- Fédération Internationale de Philatélie (FIP)
- Federation of European Philatelic Associations (FEPA)
- The venue, the Business Design Centre (BDC)
- Stamp World Exhibitions Ltd (SWE)
- Philatelic Traders’ Society (PTS)
All of these have been incredibly supportive of trying to find a solution to the unprecedented challenges we are facing, both logistical and financial. Although we have not fully defined all the details, the exhibition will go ahead at the same venue on the earliest feasible dates available:
19 to 26 February 2022
I’m sorry that I have not been in a position to communicate this message any earlier, but I hope you will understand the scale of the problems that we are trying to resolve.