Cancellation of the Wedding Expo 2022
The organisers of the Wedding Expo, which was scheduled to take place from the 25-26 February 2023, have taken the decision to cancel the event. This decision was taken based on the current state of the industry and after extensive engagements with various key role players in the sector. This was predominantly based on the ongoing impact of the war in Europe, which has had a negative knock-on effect on economies around the world.
“Despite a very strong start to the year with sales for the event in 2023, the industry has started to feel the impact of rising inflation, high fuel prices, loadshedding and several other factors affecting the economy and consumer discretionary spend. According to the feedback from the industry, the size and number of weddings have dropped significantly since war broke out between Russia and Ukrane, based on these factors” Says Charlene Hefer, Portfolio Director at Specialised Exhibitions Montgomery.
“In general, we are seeing a huge level of interest in our trade shows, but it seems as if consumer events of this nature have felt the impact and it was clear that hosting an event of this nature in this climate would be untenable’ Finishes Hefer.
Presently, there are no plans a future Wedding Expo.