The education technology exhibition, BETT, has postponed its live event scheduled for 19-21 January at ExCeL London. Show organisers cited the increasing spread of the new Covid-19 variant, omicron, as the reason behind the move to ensure the wellbeing of its community. The new dates are 23-25 March at the same venue.
Today’s statement read: “Following the rapid escalation of omicron cases across the UK and around the world, we have taken the decision to postpone Bett 2022, alongside Ahead by Bett, Learnit and our Hosted Leaders Programme. The new dates for these events are 23-25 March 2022, and will continue to take place at the ExCeL London.
“Our commitment to ensuring the wellbeing of our community necessitated the shift and we considered feedback from many of our exhibitors, sponsors, attendees and speakers, as well as the impact of changing travel restrictions globally. Our global partners Microsoft, BESA and the UK’s Department for Education are supportive of the change and the new show dates.”
Organisers confirmed that visitor registrations, exhibitor stand bookings, sponsorship and hosted meetings will automatically be transferred to the new dates, saying that an update on the revised show details would be provided in the New Year.