The Mechanical Electrical Electronic Technology (MEET) show has officially postponed its dates for the second time due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Originally set for May 2020 and postponed to November, the show committee has made the decision to reschedule the show till May 5 and 6, 2021. The event will still be at the Moncton Coliseum, Moncton, New Brunswick.
“Although changing these dates wasn’t an easy decision to make, it’s a positive move for the show and we’re ultimately pleased with a spring date,” said Shawn Murphy, show manager for the MEET Show. “This is a timeframe which has historically worked best for exhibitors and attendees. Our main priority is positioning the event for a safe and successful return, and this decision reflects that.”
The show is the second-largest industry event of its type in Canada and the largest trade event for Atlantic Canada. It features around 400 companies over more than 100,000 sq. ft. of exhibit space. Every two years, it welcomes over 6,000 attendees, which include contractors, developers, engineers, architects, tradespeople, building managers, distributors, utilities and other industry workers.
Many vendors and attendees of the show are Canadians, but there is a large draw of international and multi-national companies and guests that are integral to the MEET Show. Health guidelines and company policies surrounding international travel will remain uncertain in the months ahead, and the committee felt that moving to Spring 2021 was simply the best way to include the widest audience possible.
For the 2021 event, it will contain previously planned features that are a staple for the show, which includes a networking reception, educational seminar program, and the 6th biennial MEET Innovation Awards.