ConExpo-Con/Agg 2020 to end early over coronavirus concerns

By |  March 12, 2020
ConExpo-Con/Agg 2020

ConExpo-Con/Agg 2020 will end one day early over concerns about COVID-19, according to the Association of Equipment Manufacturers. Photo: ConExpo-Con/Agg

ConExpo-Con/Agg 2020 will end one day early on Friday, March 13 at 5 p.m. due to growing concerns about COVID-19, also know as coronavirus, according to the Association of Equipment Manufacturers (AEM).

The show, hosted in Las Vegas, was originally scheduled to end Saturday, March 14 at 3 p.m.

“We made this decision based on conversations with our AEM officers and other leadership, several top exhibitors, the Las Vegas Convention & Visitors Authority, and the office of the Nevada Governor,” AEM announced Thursday night. “As we have said from early February when the first news of COVID-19 became available, we were committed to monitoring the situation daily and keeping our top priority focused on the health and safety of all participants at ConExpo-Con/Agg and IFPE 2020, including attendees, exhibitors, vendors, staff, industry partners and others involved in the show.”

According to ConExpo-Con/Agg, show exhibitors and staff will begin to dismantle booths and remove equipment from the show floor at 5 p.m. on Friday.

“We thank our exhibitors, attendees, vendors and the city of Las Vegas for its support throughout this week,” AEM says.

ConExpo-Con/Agg, which occurs once every three years, opened on Tuesday, March 10 at 9 a.m. More than 130,000 visitors and attendees were expected at the triennial event.

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Zach Mentz

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