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CARS & MRE rescheduled for 15-16 September 2021

The Complete Auto Recycling Show (CARS) and Metals Recycling Event (MRE) has been postponed until 15-16 September 2021 at Stoneleigh Park, West Midlands


CARS Expo rescheduled 15-16 September 2021 post

The event, which was planned for 18-19 November 2020, was originally scheduled to take place on 03 & 04 June 2020 but was rescheduled as a result of the coronavirus pandemic.

Event organiser, Ali McQueen said: 

“It has been a difficult decision to make, but overall we think it’s the right one. The health and safety of everyone connected to the show is our number one priority and the precautions it would have been necessary to take would have been detrimental to the event experience as a whole. We’d like to thank our exhibitors, visitors and partners for their support during this period and are looking forward to making the 2021 event a big success for everyone involved.”

Chas Ambrose, secretary of the Vehicle Recyclers Association said: 

“In view of recent developments, it doesn’t come as a complete surprise to me that CARS2020 has had to be postponed again.  These are, after all, very unusual and uncertain times.  Yes, we are disappointed but social distancing measures in the current circumstances would have made holding the event challenging to say the least. Plus, with the UK now in recession and the economic outlook likely to deteriorate further in the Autumn, this move by EMG gives us all some valuable time to reassess and readjust. We have been in continual contact with the team at CARS during recent months, and we agree that they have made the right call.  We look forward to returning to CARS in 2021.”

James Kelly, CEO, British Metals Recycling Association said: 

CARS Expo rescheduled 15-16 September 2021 James Kelly“The BMRA supports EMG’s decision to postpone MRE until 2021. It’s a difficult decision to have to make, but the right one to ensure people’s safety and address the economic uncertainty during these unprecedented times. We look forward to joining them in September next year at the only sector-specific trade show for metal recyclers, meeting other key players in the industry, and speaking with members and non-members alike at the BMRA stand.”



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