Cultural Enterprises Conference & Trade Show 2021

Important Information for Exhibitors

The Cultural Enterprises Conference and Trade Show that was due to take place in Harrogate on 26-27 May 2021 has been cancelled. Instead we will be hosting a digital Conference and Trade Show on 24-27 May 2021.

If you hold an existing booking for a stand at the Harrogate Trade Show, we will refund 100% of your booking fee (excluding the Gala Dinner and any advertising fees).

To claim your refund please complete the form below.

Frequently Asked Questions

When and where will the 2021 Conference and Trade Show take place?

The 2021 Cultural Enterprises Conference and Trade Show will take place online during the week of 24-27 May 2021.

Why have you moved to a digital event?

Given the ongoing uncertainty around the pandemic, we have decided not to proceed with the Conference as a face to face event in Harrogate this May. However, we still want to bring you all the same exciting opportunities to promote your products and make new connections, which is why we’ve decided to host our very first digital Conference and Trade Show. This way we can guarantee you the best possible experience, that is both safe and accessible for all.

How will you ensure that the digital Trade Show is as effective as the face to face Show?

Following extensive research, we have identified and invested in a platform that will deliver a professional and high quality digital Conference and Trade Show. The platform offers a number of ways for Trade Show exhibitors to engage directly with delegates, which we will make full use of in order to maximise networking opportunities. We will be in touch with you in due course with further details about the show, how it will work and how you can make the most of your presence at it.

Can I transfer my existing booking to the digital event?

No. You will need to complete the form to claim a full refund on your existing booking (excluding any Gala Dinner and advertising fees). You will then need to make a new booking for the digital Trade Show when bookings open in early spring.

Can I donate my booking fee?

If you are able to donate the cost of your existing booking to the Association we would be incredibly grateful. As with the rest of the sector, we have worked hard to weather the storm to date, but we are not immune to its impact. We are fully engaged in both managing and protecting the charity and developing content and tools that mean that we can continue to deliver our mission.

Will you refund my travel and accommodation costs?

Your contract for these costs is with your travel and/or accommodation provider. We cannot cover any losses incurred.

When will bookings open for the digital event?

Bookings for the digital Conference and Trade Show will open in early spring, and will be announced on our website, by email and on social media.

Will the Cultural Enterprises Awards still take place?

Yes the 2021 Cultural Enterprises Awards will be going ahead, featuring a number of new categories designed to showcase the creativity, innovation and resilience that so many of our Full and Associate Members have demonstrated over the past 12 months. Entries will open soon, so keep an eye on your inbox for details of how to enter. The winners will be announced during the digital Conference. 

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