Terrapinn and MAFEX have made the very difficult decision to postpone the Rail Live! 2020 to end of november. The event was to have been held 31 March – 2 April at IFEMA, Madrid.
After carefully reviewing the situation, and many discussions between Terrapinn and MAFEX, they believe that we reached the point where it would be, in effect, impossible to deliver the event in anything like a recognisable form. They believe that this action is now the only responsible decision as organisers, and in light of the recommendations from the Health and Public Administration Authorities in Spain.
In a press notice MAFEX said:
“We are working closely with IFEMA on alternate dates in the latter part of the year. We are of course aware that in any normal year we wouldn’t do this. But I think for all of us this is not going to be a normal year. We will be working with you to ensure we do all we can in these extraordinary circumstances to deliver the value you’d planned on in this calendar year.
We firmly believe that this is very clearly in the best interests of us all.
Our new dates for Rail Live: 30 November – 2 December, still at IFEMA, Madrid.
Our institutional support for the event remains as strong as ever. If anything, we are all more determined than ever to deliver a fantastic event.
We will be working closely with all of you to deliver an agenda and a show that is, if anything even better as we update the programme and shape of the event to take into account new developments in the industry.
We’d like to express our profound gratitude to our collaborating entities, institutions and IFEMA for working so hard so quickly on these new dates.
We very much look forward to welcoming you to Madrid.”