Sadly it has been announced that there will be no Xpo at the Barbican this year. The Xpo is something a little special for us as this was the first major event we attended as a company. It survived the split from Skin Two and grew from strength to strength. Sadly I feel that its cancellation is not just been from the recession, but some people just don't want to take a risk and always want something for nothing. If you want a quality event to attend, both from a traders and visitors point of view, then you need to support the event early on, and not try to push every second for that last minute deal.... You might get the cheapest stand at the last minute, but you will eventually kill the proverbian golden goose. Events cannot be run on last minute 'deals' being made.
We wish good luck to Cathy & Paul and all the crew at Xpo, and look forward to joining them again in 2010!!!