IFAI has made the “difficult, yet unavoidable” decision to transition IFAI Expo 2020, set for Nov. 3-6, 2020 in Indianapolis, Ind., to an online only virtual event. IFAI Virtual Expo will take place over several days in early November 2020.
The decision to cancel the live event was not easy, said the trade group. IFAI considered the impending potential cost exposure of exhibitors and attendees, and concerns for safety, as well as travel difficulties inhibiting attendance, and determined this was our best option.
“The health and well being of our staff, members and guests is paramount. We had a strong safety plan in place that exceeded the suggested guidelines, but with travel and border restrictions in place along with the rising COVID-19 cases in Indiana, we believe this is the right decision,” said Steve Schiffman, IFAI president/CEO. “We look forward to hosting the industry in Nashville, TN next year for our 100th annual in-person Expo.”
Virtually, IFAI Expo will host numerous sessions both live and on-demand. Exhibitors and sponsors will have opportunities to get their sales message in front of IFAI Expo’s qualified audience through virtual exhibit space, advertising within virtual event software, the digital show guide, sponsored sessions, networking lounges and more.
For current exhibitors, IFAI’s account management team will be in contact over the next several weeks to discuss options regarding the IFAI Virtual Expo 2020 and IFAI Expo 2021 scheduled to be in Nashville, Tenn., Nov. 1–4, 2021.
Registration for the new IFAI Virtual Expo will be announced in August.