TRADE SHOW INDUSTRY NEWS – APRIL 2021
A curated collection of news and other interesting info from throughout the exhibition industry.
Nevada Hopeful to Fully Reopen by June 1st
On April 13th, Nevada Governor Steve Sisolak announced his plan to transition virus mitigation authority to county governments beginning May 1st, with the goal of fully re-opening the state by June 1st. He cites the return of trade shows and their impact on the economy as a primary driver for this decision, as reported in the Las Vegas Review-Journal.
California and Georgia join the state re-opening list
California is limiting convention attendance to 5000; more if testing or vaccination protocols are in place. Georgia event managers must follow safety protocols, but there is no cap on attendance. Get a state-by-state update from Northstar Meetings Group.
World of concrete returns to Las Vegas
World of Concrete 2021 returns to the Las Vegas Convention Center in June. Safety measures include managing attendance with tactics such as staggered entry times and one-way traffic flow in the aisles. This news has generated a lot of excitement as it signals a clear and much-needed rebound for the trade show industry.
PMA and United Fresh Merge
PMA and United Fresh become one beginning in 2022. This year, United Fresh offers attendees a choice between online and in-person experiences. Great news from TSNN for exhibitors ready to get back to in-person events.
Digital health passes
Technology companies are rolling out Digital Health Passes targeted at convention attendees. Is this the future of trade shows? Read more in this article by Trade Show Executive Magazine.
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