Licensing Expo Postponed from May to August
The Licensing Expo, due to run in May, will now run on 11-13 August.
The expo, to be held at Mandalay Bay Convention Center in Las Vegas, is the latest in many industry events that have been cancelled or postponed as the Coronavirus COVID-19 spreads around the world.
President Trump this week banned any flights coming into America from any country in the EU, and today it has been announced that several countries are closing their borders while they try to contain the virus.
Anna Knight, VP Licensing, Informa Markets said:
“We have been closely following developments since COVID–19 began spreading, and we have consistently been mindful of its potential impact on global events like ours.
With the help, cooperation and partnership we have with MGM Resorts we have obtained favorable dates to reschedule the event and we hope this will serve as an opportunity for the industry to regather in August.
The Licensing Expo team will be contacting exhibitors and partners to discuss the rescheduled dates, answer any queries, and ensure they can deliver the same event experience as originally planned. However, an event of this scale requires careful planning and organisation, so we collectively ask for understanding in advance for any disruption this change may cause.
I’d like to thank all of our customers for their patience over the past few weeks as we have navigated these unprecedented circumstances and hope to see as many people as possible in Las Vegas.”
Maura Regan, President, Licensing International said:
“Licensing International fully supports the decision to reschedule Licensing Expo. This new date allows our members and the industry some much needed time to regroup and deal with these challenging circumstances, and above all to protect the health of our community and those around us.”
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