Hyve, the organiser of GLEE, the garden and outdoor living trade show, which was due to take place at the Birmingham NEC, September 14-16, have announced changes to the 2020 event.
A statement on the show's website read, "As a reflection on conversations between the organisers and the garden retail market, Hyve made the decision that Glee 2020 will not take place this year. Glee will return as a live event at the NEC in 2021."
The team behind Glee say they will host a virtual forum for the garden retail market this autumn, taking place on 15 and 16 September 2020. Organisers say more information on this online event will be available on the Glee website in due course.
Matthew Mein, event director, Glee and Pawexpo, is quoted in the official statement, saying, "We have been listening to both our exhibitors and visitors, and the feedback from garden retailers has been incredibly supportive of Glee. That has enabled us to take a fresh approach and bring the community together through the launch of a brand-new virtual forum.
"We're excited to have the opportunity to provide a new platform for interactive industry discussions and product discovery. We are also looking forward to when the industry can meet again in person both at Glee at Spring Fair in February 2021, and Glee and Pawexpo 2021 taking place 14-16 September 2021."