Cancelled: Scientific Laboratory Show & Conference 2020

Scientific Laboratory Supplies (SLS) and the Science Council would like to announce the cancellation of the Scientific Laboratory Show and Conference that was due to take place on May 20th 2020 at the East Midlands Conference Centre Nottingham.

The UK’s biggest laboratory show and conference was expected to attract well over 1400 visitors plus over 70 exhibitors, Science Council member bodies and SLS personnel.  After careful consultation and considering the development of the corona virus in the UK and Europe it has been decided to cancel the event.

Joshua Chapman, Marketing Director (SLS) commented

“I am gutted to have to make this decision after seeing 12 months of organisation from the dedicated show team, the Science Council and our suppliers go into planning this multi-faceted event. But this is a decision we must make to prioritise our customers, staff and suppliers’ health and wellbeing following extensive consultation with the relevant authorities. We will be back in 2022 bigger and better than ever!”

Jane Banks, External Relationships Manager at the Science Council echoed Josh’s comments and added

“It is very disappointing to have to cancel the Show knowing what an outstanding event it was shaping up to be. In the light of the rapidly evolving situation with COVID-19 this is, however, the only sensible course of action. The Science Council very much looks forward to working with the SLS Show and our member bodies in 2022”

We apologise for any inconvenience or disappointment caused by this decision. If you have any questions please email or contact the Science Council on

We will be back at the UK’s No.1 Laboratory Show and Conference in 2022 and look forward to welcoming you then.

Find all other Science Council updates relating to the corona virus here.


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