Hillhead postponed to 2021

By |  March 19, 2020
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More than 500 exhibitors showcased their latest wares at Hillhead 2018. Photo: P&Q Staff

Hillhead 2020 is being postponed by 12 months due to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic.

The show is now scheduled for June 22-24, 2021. It will remain at Hillhead Quarry in Buxton, England.

“The health and safety of exhibitors, visitors, contractors and employees is our No. 1 priority, and with the peak of the epidemic predicted to coincide with the show in June, this would be severely compromised,” says Richard Bradbury, Hillhead event director. “Following an extensive consultation process, the decision has been taken to delay the event by a year to allow market conditions to stabilize and to best support the construction and quarrying industry during this challenging period.”

Hillhead, which takes place biennially, is a quarry, construction and recycling exhibition. The show features four demonstration areas, including the quarry face for large excavators, face shovels, hydraulic breakers, wheel loaders and dump trucks; a rock processing area for crushers, screens, scalping grids and stockpiling conveyors; a recycling area for crushing, shredding, screening and washing equipment; and a registration area for rock processing and recycling demonstrations.

According to show organizers, demand for space was at a record high as of last fall. More than 90 percent of the outdoor floor plan was sold by last September.

Likewise, demand for indoor space was high, with both the main pavilion and registration pavilion filling up quickly. The show even expanded exhibitor space last summer to accommodate the growing demand.

The last Hillhead took place in 2018, drawing a record 19,753 unique visitors. The show hosted 546 exhibitors that year.

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