The UK and Ireland’s only crane, access and telehandler event Vertikal Days is moving to a new venue for 2021 and looks set to be the largest crane and access equipment exhibition in Europe next year.
The dates for the postponed event remain unchanged - Wednesday May 12th and Thursday May 13th - but it will now be held at the East of England Showground in Peterborough. The organisers have worked hard to find a venue that is attractive, convenient and most importantly safe and secure, in order to provide ample opportunity for visitors to network, attend seminars and workshops and watch demonstrations.
The venue has been at the forefront of working within the changing Covid-19 restrictions as a partner with Public Health England and having been used as a Covid-19 test centre this year. The venue has already successfully hosted several large events over the past two months.
The first Vertikal Days was held at Haydock Park in 2007, and has been held every year since, moving to Silverstone in 2015 and Donington Park in 2016. Each year it has grown in terms of size, exhibitors and the number of visitors. Attracting industry professionals from the UK, Ireland and mainland Europe.
After the enforced gap year, the 2021 event will again become the main platform for new product launches so expect to see a great new skyline of cranes, aerial work platforms and telehandlers from all the major manufacturers, plus numerous component, software, training and other ancillary companies.
As in previous years the Marketplace will be centrally located and host indoor exhibitors while serving tea, coffee and snacks. Lunch and all refreshments will still be included, and as usual, and parking is free.
Hotel rooms within a 10 mile radius are plentiful with good connections to the venue. The showground can be reached from London in 45 minutes, with direct fast trains to the north of the country. The showground is also located alongside the A1(M) which is easily accessible from the most parts of the UK. For those flying in London Stansted, London Luton, East Midlands and Birmingham airports are all within 60 to 90 minutes.
Peterborough is a historic and cosmopolitan city with plenty of stylish bars and restaurants and interesting sights, including the medieval cathedral, bronze age settlements, museums and Elizabethan grandeur. It is also the gateway to the ‘Fens’, ancient marshland and an important agricultural region.