ConExpo-Con/Agg organizers address coronavirus

By |  February 26, 2020
Photo: ConExpo-Con/Agg

ConExpo-Con/Agg 2020 is scheduled for March 10-14. Photo: ConExpo-Con/Agg

ConExpo-Con/Agg 2020 organizers are taking steps and precautions in light of coronavirus developments to ensure a safe and productive experience for attendees.

The Association of Equipment Manufacturers (AEM), the organizer of ConExpo-Con/Agg and the co-located IFPE 2020, is currently monitoring coronavirus – officially known as COVID-19 – as the March 10-14 trade shows approach.

AEM affirmed Tuesday that the shows will take place as planned.

“The shows are just two weeks away and we understand the concern about COVID-19 may be of concern,” says 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.”

According to AEM, its top priority is the health and safety of all participants at ConExpo-Con/Agg and the co-located IFPE 2020. AEM is monitoring the news and will follow any protocols provided by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the World Health Organization.

Hand sanitizer will be available in all registration areas, media rooms, information stands, the international trade center, meeting/education spaces, workforce and VIP areas, AEM says. In addition, staff will be cleaning those areas more frequently – especially tables, keyboards, screens and door handles.

“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, as well as state and local health organizations,” Wuesthoff says. “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.”

According to AEM, there have been no major exhibit cancellations. In fact, a number of exhibitors have been onsite for weeks moving in equipment and setting up their booth space.

Additionally, AEM encourages all show participants to make responsible decisions and stay home if they are sick.

Kevin Yanik

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Kevin Yanik is the editor-in-chief of Pit & Quarry magazine. Yanik can be reached at 216-706-3724 or kyanik@northcoastmedia.net.

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