Dear Exhibitors, delegates, participants and supporters of METALEX,
Reed Tradex has been monitoring the on-going flood situation in Thailand and updating ourselves daily regarding the vulnerability of Bangkok being affected in the coming weeks. We have consulted with many individuals and groups in order to assess what should be done in the best interest of all our local and foreign exhibitors, delegates, visitors and supporters.
Although efforts at draining floodwater and rectification measures by authorities have been in place to minimize the impact, the situation remains difficult to predict. While the central business district as well as the exhibition venue remain unaffected for now, it is generally accepted that the water overflow could eventually disrupt movement around Bangkok and the outlying areas. This would inevitably mean that the scheduled timing of the event in 16-19 November 2011 is no longer appropriate as we place any risk of inconvenience and safety of all our participants as the foremost priority.
In order that all our exhibitors, visitors and service providers can have peace of mind and prepare with more certainty for the upcoming METALEX 2011, Reed Tradex would like to announce the postponement of METALEX 2011 to a new period which is Wednesday 21 to Saturday 24 December 2011. The exhibition venue remains at BITEC, Bangkok. We feel this decision will allow us and our contractors to continue to deliver a high quality event with standards that all of you have become accustomed to at every METALEX.
We do realize that these dates are very close to Christmas and especially for our Western exhibitors, we understand these may not be the best of dates and for that we do sincerely apologize. Unfortunately, given the scale of METALEX, the venue is not able to provide other alternatives when all 6 halls are available.
What we will do is to try and ensure, if you are intending to leave earlier to be home in time for Christmas, that we try to get you to see as many of your key customers as possible in the first 2 days of the show. Additionally, we will be happy to provide support in stand manning for those without local staff, distributors or partners to manage their stands.
We hope to get your understanding as we promise to work very hard to make the best of such exceptional circumstances. Our offices, both in Thailand and our international sales offices and agents will be ready to offer any assistance you may require.
The Thai resilience is well known and we are confident that investors and manufacturers would recover soon from this disruptive period. METALEX (21 to 24 Dec 2011) will also continue to function as a major platform for the industry community to interact face-to-face. And we are committed through this leading event to work even harder to be part of the solution to bring the manufacturing industry back to normal production soonest possible.
For more information, please contact our sales representative in charge of your account or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Chainarong Limpkittisin Managing Director Reed Tradex Co., Ltd.