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Trade Show Updates: COVID-19 [Updated August 2021]

Due to the growing concerns over public health and safety in wake of the COVID-19 global pandemic, travel restrictions and restrictions on group gatherings, many of 2020’s trade shows and conferences have made changes to existing show schedules and locations to adapt to evolving circumstances. At Xibit Solutions, we’re committed to giving you the most current information about trade show updates, postponements and cancellations. You can check the status of current trade shows and find resources for questions, cancellations, registration and attendance here.

Canceled Shows

International Manufacturing Technology Show 2021

The International Manufacturing Technology Show (IMTS)  will be skipping an event in 2021 and will return September 12-17, 2022 at McCormick Place in Chicago, Illinois.

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International Woodworking Fair 2021

The International Woodworking Fair 2020 (IWF 2020) at the Georgia World Congress Center in Atlanta, Georgia has been canceled. They have rescheduled their show to August 23-26th, 2022. For more information click here.

International Vision Expo West

Vision Expo West have decided to cancel their scheduled show for September 23-26 at the Sands Expo & Convention Center and rescheduled for September 22-25th, 2021. View full exhibition information here.

SHOT Show 2021

Due to the recent rise in COVID-19 cases throughout the world, NSSF, the firearm industry trade association, announced that the 2021 SHOT Show at the Las Vegas Convention Center in Las Vegas, Nevada has been cancelled. Organizers are now preparing for the 2022 SHOT Show taking place Jan. 18-21, 2022.

Read NSSF’s statement here.

National Restaurant Association Show 2021

The National Restaurant Association Show 2021, previously scheduled May 22-25, 2021 at McCormick Place in Chicago, Illinois, has been canceled as a result of COVID-19 restrictions. The next show is scheduled for May 21-24, 2022.

To read the full statement, click here

International Baking Industry Exposition

The International Baking Industry Exposition will not take place in 2021. The next in-person event is scheduled for September 17-21, 2022 at the Las Vegas Convention Center in Las Vegas, Nevada.

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The Inspired Home Show: International Home & Housewares

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Inspired Home Show International Home & Housewares, scheduled for August 7-10, 2021, has been cancelled. The next event is scheduled for March 5-8, 2022.

Read IHA’s statement here:

Rescheduled/Reworked Shows

International Council of Shopping Centers RECon 2021

The International Council of Shopping Centers Recon 2021 is scheduled to take place on December 5-7, 2021 in Las Vegas.

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Minexpo

Originally scheduled in 2020, the MINExpo INTERNATIONAL® 2021 will now take place on September 13-15, 2021 at the Las Vegas Convention Center in Las Vegas, Nevada.

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JCK Las Vegas 2021

Initially scheduled for June, the JCK 2020 Show 2021 has been postponed to August 27-30 and will remain at The Venetian Resort & Sands Expo in Las Vegas, Nevada.

Read the date change announcement here

Hospitality Design Expo + Conference 2021

Originally scheduled May 4-6, the annual HD Expo + Conference has been postponed to August 24 & 25, 2021. The show will remain at the Mandalay Bay Convention Center in Las Vegas, Nevada.

Find more information here

National Association of Broadcasters Show 2021

National Association of Broadcasters Show 2021 will no longer take place on April 11-14 and has been rescheduled to October 9-13, 2021 in Las Vegas, Nevada.

Read the NAB’s statement here

Offshore Technology Conference 2021

The 2020 Offshore Technology Conference (OTC), originally on May 4-7, 2020, has been rescheduled to August 16-19, 2021 in Houston, Texas.

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National Hardware Show 2021

The National Hardware Show 2020 (NHS 2020), previously May 11-13,  has been postponed to October 21-23, 2021, and will remain at the Las Vegas Convention Center in Las Vegas, Nevada.

Read NHS’ statement here

Conexpo-Con/Agg

Conexpo-Con/Agg Construction trade show has been rescheduled to March 14-18th, 2023 in Las Vegas, Nevada.

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International Fastener Expo

The International Fastener Expo 2021 will have an in-person event on September 21-23, 2021 at the Mandalay Bay in Las Vegas, Nevada.

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Summer Fancy Food Show

The Summer Fancy Food Show 2021 will take place September 27-29, 2021 at the Jacob Javits Convention Center in New York City. This will be the sole Fancy Food Show of the year as a result of COVID-19 restrictions. The show will also have a modified name: Fancy Food Show 2021. The Winter and Summer Show schedule will return in 2022.

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Supply Side West

Supply Side West has rescheduled their show to Oct 25-28, 2021 at Mandalay Bay Convention Center in Las Vegas, Nevada.

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G2E Gaming Expo

The Global Gaming Expo (G2E), originally scheduled for October 5-8, 2020 has been canceled. An in-person event will take place October 4-7, 2021 at the Sands Expo and Convention Center.

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HR Technology

The Virtual Spring HR Tech show took place on March 16-19, 2021 and was completely free. The Fall in-person event is scheduled to take place September 28-October 1, 2021 at the Mandalay Bay in Las Vegas, Nevada.

More information here

Licensing Expo

Licensing Expo 2021 is scheduled to take place on August 24-26, 2021 in an all-virtual event.

Read the Global Licensing Group’s statement here

Cosmoprof NA

Cosmoprof North America will no longer take place June 27-29, and has been postponed to August 29-31, 2021 at the Mandalay Bay Convention Center in Las Vegas, Nevada.

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Super Zoo

SuperZoo in Las Vegas has been rescheduled to August 17-19, 2021 at the Mandalay Bay Convention Center.

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CES 2021

CES 2021 (Consumer Electronics Show) took place virtually on January 11-14, 2021. CES 2022 will take place both digitally and in-person as the event returns to Las Vegas on January 5-8, 2022.

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AAPEX

AAPEX 2021 will host a Virtual AAPEX Experience (VAE) that is scheduled to take place online November 2-4, 2021.

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Las Vegas Market

Las Vegas Market 2021, originally planned for January and July, announced new dates. The winter edition of the Las Vegas Market took place on April 11-15, 2021, with the summer edition scheduled to take place on August 22-26, 2021 in Las Vegas, Nevada.

Read the statement here

H I M S S

The HIMSS Global Health Conference and Exhibition 2021 will take place August 9-13, 2021 with both in-person and virtual elements. The in-person event will take place at the Venetian-Sands Expo Center and Forum Conference Center in Las Vegas, Nevada.

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Shows Continuing as Planned

American Academy of Ophthalmology

The American Academy of Ophthalmology 2021 is scheduled to take place November 12-15, 2021 at the Ernest N. Morial Convention Center in New Orleans, Louisiana.

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IMEX

IMEX 2021  is scheduled to take place November 9-11, 2021 at the Mandalay Bay in Las Vegas, Nevada.

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IBS: International Builders’ Show

The IBS: International Builders’ Show took place on February 9-12, 2021 in an all-virtual event with next year’s event scheduled for February 8-10, 2o20 in Orlando, Florida.

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IWCE: International Wireless Communications Expo

IWCE: International Wireless Communications Expo 2021 is scheduled to take place September 27-30, 2021 at the Las Vegas Convention Center in Las Vegas, Nevada.

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PMA Fresh Summit International Convention & Expo

The PMA Fresh Summit International Convention & Expo is scheduled for October 28-30, 2021 in New Orleans, Louisiana.

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SEMA Show

SEMA Show 2021 is scheduled to take place November 2-5, 2021 in Las Vegas, Nevada.

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International Boatbuilders’ Exhibition & Conference 2021

The International Boatbuilders’ Exhibition & Conference 2021 is scheduled to take place September 28-30, 2021 at the Tampa Convention Center in Tampa, Florida.

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International Pow Wow

The U.S. Travel Association’s International Pow Wow (IPW) 2021 is scheduled to take place September 18-22, 2021 in Las Vegas, Nevada.

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National Association of Convenience Stores

National Association of Convenience Stores (NACS) Show 2021 is scheduled to take place October 5-8, 2021 at McCormick Place in Chicago, Illinois.

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World of Concrete

The World of Concrete exhibit took place on June 8-10, 2021 at the Las Vegas Convention Center in Las Vegas, Nevada. Next year’s event is scheduled for January 18-20, 2022.

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AAOS Annual Meeting

The American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons annual meeting is scheduled to take place August 31 – September 4, 2021 in San Diego, California.

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Las Vegas Souvenir and Resort Gift Show

The Las Vegas Souvenir and Resort Gift Show 2021 is scheduled to take place September 28-30, 2021 at the Las Vegas Convention Center in Las Vegas, Nevada.

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Pack Expo

Pack Expo 2021 is scheduled to take place September 27-29, 2021 at the Las Vegas Convention Center in Las Vegas, Nevada.

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ICSC Western Conference

The (ICSC) International Council of Shopping Centers Western Conference 2021 is scheduled to take place on December 5-7, 2021 at the Las Vegas Convention Center.

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Solar Power International Conference

Solar Power International Conference 2021 is scheduled to take place September 20-23, 2021 at the New Orleans Ernest N. Morial Convention Center in New Orleans, Louisiana.

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National Safety Council Congress & Expo

National Safety Council Congress & Expo 2021 is scheduled to take place on October 11-13, 2021 in Orlando, Florida.

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NBAA Business Aviation Convention & Exhibition

NBAA Business Aviation Convention & Exhibition is scheduled to take place October 12-14, 2021 in Las Vegas Nevada.

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International Sanitary Supply Association Show

International Sanitary Supply Association Show  is scheduled to take place November 15-18, 2021 at the Las Vegas Convention Center in Las Vegas, Nevada

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Not sure if your next trade show will be canceled?

Xibit Solutions offers flexible terms and COVID assurances to help you start preparing for your next trade show, without taking unnecessary risks.

In addition to monitoring the COVID-19 pandemic with local, state and federal authorities and coordinating with show partners, we are working to shift our show production schedule to adjust to new show dates and provide assistance to our valued customers.

Fill out this form to get a free quote on your next trade show booth, or give us a call and let us explain how we can help you start planning for a trade show, even when it might get canceled or postponed.

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