ORA 2020 Cancelled

15th March 2020

The ORA 2020 Trade Show scheduled for Sunday 31st May to Tuesday 2nd June has been cancelled.

After careful monitoring of the ongoing advice in regard to COVID-19, the decision was made by the ORA Committee today to cancel ORA 2020, scheduled for Sunday 31st May to Tuesday 2nd June at the Melbourne Showgrounds. The health and safety of all of ORA’s exhibitors, visitors, staff, suppliers and our community is paramount. This will be a challenging time for the whole country and our decision is in response to risks posed by Coronavirus, coupled with the potential for participation being disrupted by restrictions that are being imposed by government (mass gathering of 500 or more being banned), participating companies or personal choice. 

We are currently working quite closely with the Melbourne Showground staff to minimise any losses we as an association may make due to the terms of our venue booking. Further to this the Committee have decided that all relevant payments made by Exhibitors for the 2020 Show to the Association will be refunded in full.

In closing, we wish to apologise to all that we have had to cancel but given the circumstances I am sure you would agree this is a decision that had to be made.

We look forward to seeing everyone in Melbourne for ORA 2021, 30th of May to the 1st of June 2021.

Best regards & good selling,

Philip Endersbee
President - Snow & Outdoor Trade Association / ORA