Phoenix, AZ—SupplySide East 2020, originally scheduled for April and then postponed to June as cases of COVID-19 began to spread across the country, has now officially been cancelled as a result of the pandemic. Informa Markets announced in a press release that the event will return in 2021, from April 13-14 at Meadowlands Expo Center in Secaucus, NJ.
“While team SupplySide hopes that our entire country is well on the mend by late June, we believe the decision to cancel the 2020 event is the best course of action,” said Jon Benninger, Vice President and Market Leader for SupplySide. “Our focus now is on supporting the many businesses and people who make up this great industry as we navigate today’s challenges together.”
Informa noted that New York and New Jersey are being hit particularly hard by the pandemic, which factored in to the decision to cancel. As explained in the release, the Meadowlands Expo Center is serving as a temporary hospital, and it is unknown how long that will be the case.
“New Jersey and the Meadowlands Expo Center have been wonderful partners and hosts for SupplySide East dating to 2000, and this event and location is part of the success story of many great companies in our industry,” said Benninger. “We will get through this together.”
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To help support the natural products community, the SupplySide team will be offering digital opportunities for visitors and exhibitors, such as SupplySide Connect. “For 25 years, we have offered business solutions for the industry, and we are redoubling those efforts with our proven digital platforms and products as well as new solutions,” Benninger said in the release.
For more information, answers to FAQs, and updates, visit the SupplySide East website, which details information about refunds and future plans.