Another major national trade show has been postponed as a result of the developing situation with the coronavirus. This time its the National Homebuilding & Renovation show. This is an exhibition with fenestration industry exposure. This is the statement made on their website:
New date confirmed – The National Homebuilding Show will now take place from Thursday 9th July – Sunday 12th July, 2020 Tickets will be available to purchase soon.
The National Homebuilding & Renovating Show has been postponed
The Homebuilding & Renovating Show has been following Government guidelines regarding the continuation of our event surrounding the outbreak of Coronavirus. However, as the news has been progressing we have listened to the concerns, from all parties, around the health and welfare of their staff.
As a company we are becoming increasingly concerned for the wellbeing of our visitors, exhibitors and staff, and as this is our first priority, we have taken the extremely difficult decision to postpone The National Homebuilding & Renovating Show at the NEC, until the Summer. We are now working through the ramifications of this unprecedented situation.
We will be in touch with all our visitors as soon as we have more information to share.
Over the pond in the US, GlassBuild America 2020 have released this statement on their website:
We are closely monitoring the coronavirus (COVID-19) situation and as of now, GlassBuild America will proceed as scheduled, Sept. 15-17, in Las Vegas. The safety of attendees and exhibitors is our top priority, and we will follow the guidance of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and public health authorities. We have sought out experts in the meetings, trade show and association communities, and will continue to share updates and information through glass.org and GlassBuildAmerica.com.
You can feel as each week goes by that the attitude by business and people in general is changing. A few weeks ago there was very much a blaze attitude towards all of this. Now, as the reality of the virus sets in, as the number of cases around the world spreads rapidly, as the death toll grows, there is a much more serious and realistic approach to dealing with COVID-19.
As an industry, we will start to see companies reconsidering their own smaller events and gatherings in the weeks ahead. I suspect most will be postponed to the second half of the summer in the hopes that we’ll get past the peak of infections by then.
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