The Copperbelt Agricultural Mining and Commercial Show has cancelled the 2020 Copperbelt Agricultural Mining Industrial Networking Expo.

The 2020 CAMINEX has since been moved to 2021.

This is according to Copperbelt Agricultural and Commercial Show Society Chairman London Mwafulilwa.

“The Copperbelt Agricultural Mining Industrial Networking Expo regrets to inform all its partners, exhibitors, sponsors and both foreign and local visitors of the postponement of CAMINEX 2020 which was scheduled to be held from the 2nd to 4th June 2020. This postponement is in line with the directive from the Minister of Agriculture with regards to holding Agricultural Shows and also the Government’s guidelines on the COVID-19 Pandemic,” Mwafuliwa said.

“CAMINEX is an important event for the Copperbelt of Zambia and brings together a number of local, regional and foreign exhibitors and visitors. In light of the spread globally of the COVID–19 Pandemic, we believe that in the interest and safety of all our partners, we have no option but to postpone CAMINEX 2020 to the new dates set at 1st – 3rd June 2021. The Show Society Board believes that by moving the date by one calendar year, will enable everyone time to settle and prepare for CAMINEX in 2021. The Show Society will hold and honour all payments already made for 2020 in 2021 without any price (or inflationary) adjustments.”

He said this was aimed at protecting the staff, exhibitors, visitors, suppliers and all stakeholders.

“The Copperbelt Agricultural & Commercial Show Society (CACSS) will respond to whatever procedures that are in place locally and globally and as directed nationally and by the World Health Organisation. We are committed to protecting our staff, exhibitors, visitors, suppliers and all stakeholders,” said Mwafuliwa.