THE Energy, Innovation and Mining Expo (eIMEx) due to be held at Gunnedah Showground in October is the latest event to be postponed in the wake of Sydney's COVID-19 outbreak.
After the rescheduling of Australia's largest field day, AgQuip, to November 2021, it was all eyes on eIMEx, which was set to go ahead on October 8 and 9.
But, with coronavirus lockdowns extended, increased restrictions imposed on regional NSW and state border closures, organisers made the tough choice to postpone the event until 2022.
eIMEx committee chair Rob Hooke said the committee would meet on Thursday night to decide on new dates.
"At the moment we are looking at two dates, one is in late autumn and the other is in late spring," he said.
Mr Hooke said the only two viable options are early May or the middle of October 2022, as there are "no other dates that actually fit with the other programs that are going on within the state and within our local district".
It's the second year in a row the event has been postponed due to COVID, with organisers forced to abandon it in 2020 due to ongoing lockdowns.
First held in 2018, hosted by the Gunnedah Show Society, the expo brings together exhibitors from the energy and mining sectors who host a variety of information sessions and demonstrations showcasing the latest innovation and ideas.
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