In a statement, LEEA, said: ‘Whilst there has always been considerable interest in the event from both global and local vendors, it has become clear that – mostly for reasons due to the global pandemic – there is not enough commitment to make this a viable event at this current time.

‘LEEA remains fully committed to its membership in the Middle East. Moving forward, LEEA is looking to have a member meeting in Bahrain in 2022 and a LiftEx Middle East in 2023, in a new location’.

LEEA and the lifting industry can look forward to the return of the LiftEx Exhibition in the UK, which will be held at P&J Live, Aberdeen on October 5-6, 2022.

The 4th annual LEEA Awards will be taking place there on October 5.