Although it's not terribly surprising, giving the number of international and regional audio shows being canceled in the coming months (including Munich High End 2020) due to concerns over the novel coronavirus, it still stings a little to read the announcement that AXPONA has now joined that list.
Well, sort of. Rather than outright canceling the show, the organizers of AXPONA have decided to reschedule from this spring to late summer: August 7 through 9, to be exact.
Read on for the full contents of the announcement:
March 9, 2020
Dear AXPONA Community,
AXPONA has been rescheduled from April 17-19 to August 7-9, 2020 out of concern for the health and safety of all participants due to the growing coronavirus situation. This decision was made following an outpouring of feedback from the AXPONA community over the last 72 hours.
The three most consistent themes we heard were, 1) fears of attending public events will increase in March and April, 2) AXPONA should still be held in 2020, and 3) reschedule later this year if possible. Although the Renaissance Schaumburg Hotel is booked solid all year, they offered us a week in August that will accommodate all of AXPONA's space needs. So we secured it.
We rescheduled out of an abundance of caution during this unpredictable time to provide the best opportunity for a well attended event and to ensure the best AXPONA experience for all show goers in 2020. We will contact all exhibitors and attendees directly later this week as we work through the details of the move.
Our sole priority today is to communicate this news immediately so everyone can adjust their plans accordingly. We thank you for your understanding and we apologize for any inconvenience.
We look forward to seeing you all at AXPONA in August!
Founder & CEO, JD Events
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