Many trade shows are postponing or cancelling across the US and the world over concerns from the Covid-19 virus. There are also many trade shows that have made the decision to continue on, as planned, but with additional health and safety measures added. The situation continues to be fluid so you want to frequently check with each showâ€™s management company and/or the association hosting the event to verify the current status of trade shows, conferences, and other events scheduled in March and April. We are also monitoring the status of upcoming events and working with customers to handle the logistics for any exhibit materials requiring re-routing.
We have been working with exhibitors last night and all day today who were in the middle of a move-in at Natural Products West Expo in Anaheim when they decided to postpone the event. International Housewares in Chicago has cancelled as have several other events. We are recovering freight directly from the show venues and from the advanced warehouses, depending on where the exhibit materials are currently located.
ELITeXPO is here to assist with any exhibit materials that you may need assistance with. Whether you need help getting your shipment back from a show that is no longer happening or you need temporary storage of your trade show materials until the showâ€™s rescheduled date, please give us a call and we will work to find the best solutions for you.
As of today, EXHIBITORLive is still proceeding as planned, as is the AAOS Annual Meeting, The Optical Fiber Communication Conference and Exhibition in San Diego, and all Bobit Business Media events. Just to name a few.
Most shows that are still going on as planned are adding increased cleaning and disinfection across all high volume touchpoints, adding sanitizing and disinfecting materials for public use, adding signage regarding proper hygiene recommendations, and advising exhibitors and attendees to review the CDC’s travel health notices that are available at https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-nCoV .
As always, we are here and are working all shows that are going on as scheduled, as we normally would. We also have storage capabilities across the country, if needed. Feel free to contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org or 800-543-5484, if you have any questions.
Recently at EDPA Access 2017 I was approached by a good friend of mine from the industry, Mike Morrison from WH Display who also is the host of the Don & Mike Show which is a Podcast for the Event and Experiential Marketing world. Mike is joined on the weekly podcast by Don Svehla who is the publisher of Exhibit City News, another friend that I have known for many years. They expressed an interest to discuss current issues in transportation that affect the trade show industry. I appreciated the opportunity to discuss with Mike some of the issues that companies who ship in and out of trade showâ€™s may experience.
Here is the link to listen to the podcast the I appear on. Â https://soundcloud.com/user-763433310/david-mihalik-joins-the-don-and-mike-show
If you’re interested to learn more about the Don & Mike Show, see this Exhibit City News Link.