To say that 2020 has been challenging for all of us, is quite an understatement. And even with a vaccine eminent, it is clear that the larger part of 2020 will not bring a significant relief or a complete end to measures such as social distancing, face masks and limitations to gatherings, festivals and other large events.
Also, the possibilities of international or intercontinental travel are still limited for longer than we would like them to be.
A World Model Expo should be a fantastic celebration of our hobby and an international get-together for and with hobbyists from all over the world which collides with all these measures.
Therefore, and with a heavy hearts, we inform you that we are unable to host the 11th World Model Expo 2021 under such circumstances, and in agreement with the World Model Soldier Federation the event will unfortunately have to be postponed to 1-2-3 July 2022.
We are deeply sorry that we had to come to this conclusion, but rest assured that we have not taken this decision lightly, but the current situation leaves us with no other choice.
However, there is also good news as we plan to organize an SMC in October 2021 instead. More about how and why this came about can be read on the SMC website : https://www.scalemodelchallenge.com/ or the SMC Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/scalemodelchallenge
To all the vendors that have registered for the WME: please check your emails (including the dreaded spam folder) as we sent you a newsletter via Mailchimp. You have signed up for that list, so you should have received the newsletter, that contains more relevant information. Or go to the vendor portal (using the password we provided you for registration)
All correspondence regarding the WME should go through the email address that is stated in previous WME correspondence. In order to conduct all matters in good order we want to keep communication channelled and at one point. Please do not contact us via Facebook, Messenger, other email addresses, Whats App or other sources.
To all that have signed up for the workshops at the WME : you will receive an email shortly to brief you about the procedures. For any enquiries please use the contact form on the workshops page of the WME website or the email address of our workshop team. That way you will be certain that your message arrives at the right person.
To all that have booked a hotel room at the NH Koningshof, which is the hotel at the venue, (so, not the NH Collection Eindhoven City centre(!!!) )…all room reservations will be cancelled by NH automatically. We apologize that there is no other way to hold on to the reservations you made, but this is according to NH policies.
Procedure for room reservations for the WME 2022 will be announced most likely in the final quarter of 2021.
We hope to see all of you at the 2022 WME and hopefully even earlier at the 14th SMC on October 16-17, 2021.