Securex 2020 West Africa rescheduled to June 30-July 1
Securex 2020 West Africa, which was set to take place on March 17-18, has been rescheduled to June 30-July 1 following the corona virus outbreak.
The organisers of the show, Afrocet Montgomery, put out a statement to confirm the news as the world continues to try and get to grips with the COVID-19 pandemic.
“Afrocet Montgomery has announced that Securex West Africa 2020 and it’s co-located events including Firexpo and WACSS, scheduled to take place at The Landmark Centre, Lagos from 17 – 18 March will be rescheduled following the escalation of COVID-19 Coronavirus globally,” the statement said. “The effects, actual and projected, of Coronavirus are becoming evident across the globe and the climate in which we are operating is changing in real time meaning we cannot be sure that the event can go ahead as planned on its scheduled dates.
“Paying close attention to the World Health Organisations advice and the Nigerian Health Ministry we have reluctantly made the decision to postpone the event to later in the year when we hope the effects have subsided.
“While the confirmed cases in Nigeria remain low, our community of international exhibitors who are not able to travel due to government directives or corporate regulations has climbed. This has been compounded by uncertainty in Nigeria about what would happen if the number of cases increased and the number of people willing to attend large scale events would obviously be impacted.
“For the reasons given, we as organisers feel a responsibility to ensure the health and safety of our exhibitors, visitors and all attendees and believe the right thing to do is postpone the event to ensure that this is not jeopardised.
“We know the event is integral to the regional security industry and as such have rescheduled the event to take place from Tuesday 30th June – Wednesday 1st July 2020, at the Landmark Centre, Lagos.
We hope our partners, exhibitors and visitors can appreciate the difficulty of our position, and that the change in dates hasn’t caused too much of an inconvenience. We’d love to welcome you to Securex West Africa later this year.”