For 12 years EMCON (formerly Durham Oktoberfest) has brought together thousands of visitors and exhibitors to share with the best of the region’s engineering and manufacturing community. We have heard from some of the region’s biggest industrial names and influencers whilst debating a wide range of topics that concern the sector. Longevity of that kind is never taken for granted and every year the team looks for ways of improving the quality of the show whilst maintaining its core values. This year, however, is unprecedented, with a situation that no one could have predicted affecting our global business community and individuals of all ages. Engineering Manufacturing Network the owners of EMCON have deliberated for a number of weeks as to the best approach to progress the show for 2020. This has included conversations with the exhibitors and sponsors who had already booked for this year as to how best to progress with our plans. We recognise that even if things are back to ‘some kind of normal’ by October there will most likely still be concerns over large gatherings alongside our need to have sufficient time to deliver the quality of show you are used to. Considering all of this we have made the decision to move the show into 2021 and are very pleased to announce a new date of 4TH MARCH We know that you will look forward to joining us for what will be our 13th show as either an exhibitor or visitor, sharing the capabilities of our incredible region and supporting the continued growth and of course recovery of our sector.