Coronavirus (COVID-19) Update




In what has been the most challenging period in our event planning history, it is with great sadness, that we confirm the postponement of The Emergency Services Show, due to take place this September, to 27-28 April 2021 at the NEC.

Thank you for bearing with us during this incredibly difficult time. Feedback for this September has been understandably mixed, ranging from ‘supportive’ to ‘not sure’ and ‘prefer to postpone’. 

Also, our venue, NEC, require authorisation from Government to open for shows, which at the time of this announcement, they unfortunately still do not have.

Without this authorisation and guidance, we cannot commit to September as we are prevented from having sufficient time to ratify exactly what, and how, we can work with the venue and partners to finalise what a Covid-secure event looks like.

Ultimately, safety must come above all else. Given this continued uncertainty, we are left with no option other than to postpone allowing us to safely deliver our event.

We are confident that this postponement is in the best interests of all and will give us the best opportunity to deliver top-quality content and the best ROI for all participants.

We love our shows, our sectors, and our team at Nineteen remain committed to going the extra mile for our communities. The new dateline also allows for the co-location of the existing show with Nineteen Group’s other market leading event series, creating the UK’s largest event focused on the protection of people, places and assets.

The following events will all co-locate in April in adjacent halls at the NEC, visitor passes provide access to all 5 shows free-of-charge.

The Emergency Services Show
The Fire Safety Event
The Security Event
The Health & Safety Event
The Facilities Event

Current visitor registrations will be transferred to the new dates, if you have already registered you do not need to do anything. We will re-issue all ebadges nearer the show.

Should you have any queries please contact the team on T: +44 (0)20 8947 9177 or E:



Peter Jones                                                                             
Chief Executive                                                             


 Alison Jackson
 Group Managing Director