PPAI Cancels Expo East Due to COVID-19
In an email statement, PPAI president and CEO Paul Bellantone outlined the association’s decision amid the COVID-19 pandemic still growing in the U.S.
“Based on the current COVID-19 situation, the importance of your health and safety, and the practicality of holding a show in a building that is currently being considered as a backup medical facility, we have made the difficult decision to cancel Expo East, effective immediately,” Bellantone said. “We feel this is a sensitive and responsible action considering the shelter-in-place restrictions in many areas across the United States and the recent announcement deeming the Atlantic City Convention Center a temporary field hospital to accommodate expanded capacity.”
Bellantone added in the statement that exhibitors and attendees would receive additional information regarding next steps.
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