ConExpo addresses Coronavirus concerns


ConExpo organizers are taking the necessary steps and precautions to make sure the trade show remains safe amid concerns over the Coronavirus outbreak.

The Association of Equipment Manufacturers (AEM), organizer of ConExpo and the co-located IFPE Show, have confirmed both shows will take place as planned from March 10 to 14 in Las Vegas.

“The shows are just two weeks away and we understand the concern about COVID-19 may be of concern,” said Dana Wuesthoff, CONEXPO-CON/AGG Show Director.  “We want to be as transparent as possible and share information about the proactive steps we are taking to address concerns.”

Due to Coronavirus related travel restrictions, some China-based registrants have cancelled and, more recently, a small number of registrants from Italy and South Korea.

However, the show has not had any major exhibit cancellations, and many top exhibitors have been onsite for weeks moving in equipment and setting up their booth space.

In a news release, AEM explained it is closely monitoring Coronavirus news and will follow any protocols that are provided by the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) and the World Health Organization (WHO).

Hand sanitizer will be available in all registration areas, media rooms, information stands, the international trade centre, meeting/education spaces, workforce and VIP areas. As well, those areas will be cleaned more frequently, particularly tables, keyboards, screens and door handles.

Hand sanitizer stations will also be located throughout the grounds. 

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“Rest assured, we are adhering to all guidance and recommended safety measures issued by the World Health Organization and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), as well as state and local health organizations,” Wuesthoff said.

“We are encouraging attendees to take common-sense precautions and follow CDC guidelines to prevent the spread of illness. We have also been working with the Las Vegas Convention Center, the airport authority and area hotels and resorts to coordinate appropriate safety procedures.”

Show organizers encourage everyone planning to attend to make responsible decisions and stay home if they are sick.

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