With so many things to consider when organising an event, getting the date right is crucial. Here are some key dates in 2020 that we think you should be aware of.
It’s important you plan your conference for the right date as there are days that you simply shouldn’t run events on. OK granted, holding an event on one of these dates wouldn’t be a complete disaster, but it could certainly affect the overall success of your event.
Previous experience tells us that no matter what you put in place during an event to ensure your guests can watch a football match for example, they will inevitably find their way to the bar. Imagine if you planned your awards evening on the same day that England are playing in the World Cup Final! (we can but dream).
With English football teams riding high in Europe recently, The Euro’s and an Olympics Games, 2020 is going to be a busy year of sport.
RUGBY, Guinness Six Nations 2020: 1 February – 14 March
FOOTBALL, FA Cup Final: Saturday 23 May
FOOTBALL, UEFA Champions League Final: Saturday 30th May
FOOTBALL, Euro 2020: 12 June – 12 July (FINAL Sunday 12 July)
- Sunday 14th June, England v Croatia (15:00 London)
- Friday 19th June, England v Play-Off winner C (21:00 London)
- Tuesday 23rd June, Czech Republic v England (21:00 London)
- Last 16 Game (if England top group D) Tuesday 30th June (18:00 Dublin)
TENNIS, Wimbledon Final: Sunday 12 July (Tournament 29 June – 12 July)
Tokyo 2020 Summer Olympic Games: 24 July – 9 August
GOLF, 43rd Ryder Cup: 25-27 September
May Bank Holiday
And one more date that is causing lots of confusion in 2020, with millions of calendars being printed wrong (you might want to check yours!), is the early May bank holiday has been changed from Monday 4 May to Friday 8 May to mark the 75th anniversary of VE Day.
We hope our list of key dates help you decide the best date for your 2020 event.
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