, the UK’s flagship event for 3-D printing and additive manufacturing intelligence, has been rescheduled for a second time and will now take place from 28–30 September 2021 at the NEC, Birmingham.
Show organiser Rapid News Group says it has moved quickly to secure the new dates to enable exhibitors and visitors to plan ahead with confidence.
Rapid News Group CEO Duncan Wood said: “I don’t believe anyone thought that our first reschedule would require an adjustment, but the latest information in the UK means the right thing to do is to postpone the event to enable a further 13 weeks of vaccinations to take place ahead of the event.
"On current deployment projections this has the potential to have a huge impact on attendee’s ability to visit and of course the subsequent ability for our community to come together for education, insight, networking and to do business.
“As an organiser, we recognise these connections are what makes live events work and this adjustment means we can be sure of creating more of these connections for the community while safeguarding the health and wellbeing of all attendees.
"We are grateful to the NEC for working alongside us to identify another new dateline which we believe will work for the great majority of our exhibitors and provide much-needed reassurance for visitors.” Better experience
He added: “While we are disappointed that the event will not now debut in June, we have been delighted with the continued steady stream of new exhibitors during this period and are confident the unexpected additional time we have to develop the event will result in a better experience for all involved.”
Visitors to TCT 3Sixty
in September can look forward to a comprehensive conference programme delivered across multiple stages, with live stream feeds for a world-wide audience. Each stream offering innovative and interactive 360-degree insights into how to get the best from existing additive technology or how to invest and choose the most appropriate new 3D printing technology.
Also planned are a host of interactive features, pavilions, content and networking events including a meetings programme and a new community platform that enables a credible digital complement for the physical event. This will offer even more ways to connect with the community both before and during the show.TCT 3Sixty
will be co-located alongside Rapid News Group's other highly successful industrial events: Interplas
, the UK's premier plastics show, and Med-Tech Innovation Expo
, the UK’s leading medical design and manufacturing technology event.