Individual conferences replace MAIN event

18 July 2005 – Birmingham (UK): Speculation is growing that the MAIN Event is to become bi-annual.

A source from the event organisation team told opi.net that the dealer groups are keen to maintain their individuality and so it looks increasingly like the groups will exhibit individually next year and that they will all return to the MAIN Event in 2007.

Rick Needle CEO of Integra said that recent events at United and Advantia and the event’s lengthy organisational process, would make it difficult to organise the MAIN Event in time for Spring 2006.

A final decision is expected to be made in August.