11th World Model Expo postponed to 2022!

Dear all,

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.

Hotel reservations open now!

Room reservations are open now!

It is now possible to book your room at the NH Eindhoven Conference Centre Koningshof hotel, you know, the same place where we organize the World model Expo. Be quick to book your room as we expect them to go fast.

We hope to see you at the 2021 World Model Expo.

Please find all details and the link to the NH reservations page here

Your WME team.

 

Workshops WME2021 Update

Update for the 2021 workshops

We have cleaned up the registrations  that we received before we had to postpone the WME to 2021.

In April 2020 we sent all registered participants an email, in which we asked them to let us know before April 25, whether they’d like to keep their seats or wanted to be refunded.  We have handled all registrants  accordingly.

Those of you who had registered, but had not paid the invoice yet, at the time we announced that we had to postpone the event, and (sorry to say), who have not bothered to reply to our messages,  have now been deleted from the participants list. This means, that in some cases, the workshops that were fully booked may have seats available again. You can check on the individual pages of the workshop teachers for availability.

So, if you registered and paid your invoice, and did not cancel, you’re good and you don’t need to do anything, except showing up in due time.

If you want to participate in 2021, then please keep an eye on this website to make sure not to miss out when we re-open the registrations.

Please note that we will only re-open registartions after we are certain that the event can take place, Because currently the Covid-19 pandemic is not under control and events like WME (or SMC) are still not possible to organize in the way they are intended.

For all workshop enquiries, please use the contact form on the Workshops page only! 

Your WME workshops team.

 

Hotel reservations for 2021 – update!

How to book a room at the venue NH hotel?

We had planned to open the hotel reservations, using the dedicated NH event tool from 1st July onwards. However, due to various circumstances this has been postponed a bit.

We plan to open the hotel reservations tool of NH roughly around late August 2020 now.

The new management of the hotel has implemented some new terms for reservations made at the NH Eindhoven Conference Centre Koningshof.

The most important terms for you to consider is that you can only book the rooms using a credit card and that the hotel with actually will be crediting the due amount starting early April 2021, 3 months before the actual event.

This term of payment before your arrival was implemented by the hotel management to avoid a scenario where people book one year ahead and cancel last minute leaving the hotel with empty rooms that are impossible to fill less than a week before the event. Unfortunately this has happened frequently over the years leaving empty rooms where otherwise people that are really eager to stay close to the event could have stayed.

Because there will be several large events in Eindhoven early July next year, WE STRONGLY RECOMMEND that you look for a hotelroom in Eindhoven or in the vicinity of the event right now, and make a reservation without obligatory payment. (You can use the list of alternative places to stay on this page (PDF) as a guideline, but there are more options of course).
This way you will be assured of a place to stay during the World Model Expo, and in case you will be able to book a room at the NH hotel as soon as these become available, you can cancel your previous reservation elsewhere without any problem or additional charges.

Your World Model Expo Team

Hotel Reservations 2021

How to book a room at the venue NH hotel?

We had planned to open the hotel reservations, using the dedicated NH event tool from 1st July onwards.

However, the new hotel management said it will only open the event tool, and allocate the complete hotel, all 500+ rooms, for the WME2021, if we accept that all reservations are due for payment immediately upon reservation. Or simply put: you have to pay immediately when you book your room.  You would still be able to cancel without any charges until one week prior to the event and will be refunded by NH, but we believe that this new policy is not acceptable and unfair toward visitors of the WME, and we are still negotiating with NH about this.

Most likely scenario at this moment is that room reservations will open only 4 months before the event, so March 1, 2021. 

This would mean that in case the hotel at the venue is full, you would have to find another place to stay, relatively short before the event, which might be a problem.

WE STRONGLY RECOMMEND that you look for a hotelroom in Eindhoven  or in the vicinity of the event right now, and make a reservation without obligatory payment. (You can use the list of alternative places to stay on this page (PDF) as a guideline, but there are more options of course).
This way you will be assured of a place to stay during the World Model Expo, and in case you will be able to book a room at the NH hotel as soon as these become available, you can cancel your previous reservation elsewhere without any problem or additional charges.

We appologize that we cannot provide you with any better news at the moment, but as you know, we run the Expo, not the hotel.

Your World Model Expo Team

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