After more than 50 years, organisers pull plug on event citing lack of support

The 2012 Boat and Caravan Show at the NEC in Birmingham has been cancelled, it was announced today.

Better known in marine circles as the Birmingham Boat Show, the event was due to return to the NEC from 21-26 February 2012 after marking its 50th anniversary earlier this year.

Organisers Ocean Media Group said a lack of support from sections of the caravan sector was to blame for the cancellation of an event that attracted 87,000 visitors in 2011.

In a statement, Ocean’s CEO Trevor Barratt said: “Loyal exhibitors, including a number of caravan dealers and the show’s many visitors, will feel sorry that due to a lack of support from one element of the industry, the 2012 show has cancelled after more than 50 years.”

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