Las Vegas, NV—SupplySide West and Food ingredients North America 2020, which had been scheduled for October 27-30, 2020, at Mandalay Bay in Las Vegas, have been cancelled due to the COVID-19 pandemic. SupplySide announced that the decision to cancel was not an easy one, but was made with the health and safety of industry colleagues and customers in mind, as well as continued restrictions on travel and gatherings.
“We have been in close communication with our partners, customers and audience to ensure we meet their needs and expectations,” said Marisa Finnegan, Show Director, in a press release. “Even with guidance from Informa’s AllSecure health & safety guidelines, and the re-opening of Mandalay Bay in recent weeks, our community responded to personal outreach and an industry survey by making it clear that while they value the show, many would not be able to come due to safety concerns or travel restrictions.”
SupplySide has posted a FAQ with more details on the cancellation, including information on refunds.
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SupplySide also announced the launch of SupplySide Network 365, a virtual platform for people and companies. “As we look to support the growth of the health and nutrition industry, it is evident that new thinking is required to facilitate connections, provide opportunities for discovery, and showcase innovation across the supply chain,” said Danica Cullins, Brand Director, SupplySide, in the release. “SupplySide Network 365 will offer a seamless year-round opportunity to develop new relationships, dig into thematic areas of interest, and much more.”
Jon Benninger, VP and Market Leader for SupplySide, added that they look forward to gathering again at SupplySide West 2021, which is taking place October 25-28 of next year.