Mar 13, 2020 Joe Kleiman Asia, Attractions, Business, COVID-19, Europe & Middle East, Events, Headlines, Museums, News, North America, Technology & Media, Theme Parks, Water Parks, World markets Comments Off on Industry conference and event cancellations, postponements, and deadline extensions
A number of conferences, conventions, trade shows, and other events regularly attended by professionals in the attractions and themed entertainment have either been canceled, postponed, or extended deadlines due to COVID-19. In some cases this is due to local public healthcare concerns, while in others the decision was based on international travel restrictions impacting attendance.
For this list, InPark follows APME guidelines for its research and does not rely on aggregation or algorithms. The list is updated multiple times per week with changes and additions. Each new or modified entry is vetted prior to inclusion. To the best of our knowledge, the list is accurate as of the most recent date updated – 5/5/2020
VIRTUAL CONFERENCE May 18, June 1-4, 2020
POSTPONED to July 2021
RESCHEDULED to August 4-6, 2020
RESCHEDULED to November 20, 2020 DEADLINE EXTENSION: Entry deadline extended to June 19, 2020
Sept 13-17, 2020 DEADLINE EXTENSION: Call for papers deadline extended to May 15, 2020
RESCHEDULED to June 22-24, 2020. NEW VENUE: China International Exhibition Center
POSTPONED to 2021
POSTPONED to October 26-28, 2020
CANCELLED Planning for VIRTUAL CONFERENCE underway, dates to be announcced
POSTPONED to 2021
VIRTUAL EVENT June 16-18, 2020
POSTPONED to July 9-11, 2021
VIRTUAL EXPERIENCE May 13-14, 2020
CANCELLED, deferrals being offered to badge holders for future conferences
VIRTUAL CONFERENCE – sessions and dates to be announced
POSTPONED to May 2021
RESCHEDULED to July 9-11, 2020
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