Natural Products Expo West Postponed
ANAHEIM, CA - Natural Products Expo West has been postponed, but is assuring it will happen before this summer. The association behind Expo West, New Hope and its sister companies, made the decision after reviewing advice provided by local government and health authorities, taking into account the views of the communities the trade show serves regarding the recent concerns of COVID-19. A new date is expected to be announced in mid-April.
“Today, it is clear the majority of [our industry’s] voices are saying they want Expo West but not this week. And so we are being guided by that majority in postponing the show,” said Fred Linder, Group President of New Hope Network. “We will be working closely with all our customers and partners across the industry to identify a new date for the show later in the year, and providing the service and support to deliver the connections and experience everyone expects from Expo West and the New Hope Network.”
In addition to the postponement of the show, the association also made the following four important announcements, as listed in a press release:
- It is the association’s intention to work with all of its Exhibitors and Attendees on future credits and support, with particular focus on the many entrepreneurs and small businesses who are the heartbeat of this community, for whom the association is going to stand up a rebate fund of $5 million targeted at their specific needs.
- It is the association’s intention to deliver a Natural Products Expo West event before the summer to serve the community, either in Anaheim or a suitable alternative location.
- The association is already working on how it can deliver a much-enhanced Expo East in September in Philadelphia, serving and supporting the community with the best show it has ever had on the East Coast.
“As with all our events, it was the intention here at Expo West in Anaheim, to follow official guidance from local authorities and to listen to the voices of the community we serve and support, in order to maximize the health of the industry,” continued Linder.
To read Expo West’s announcement in its entirety, click here. AndNowUKnow will report on any and all updates.