More bad news for Emerald Exposition. On the heels of the shuttering of it Outdoor Retailer Winter show in November, Emerald announced that Surf Expo is cancelled to the threat of Hurricane Dorian. The pre-show outdoor festival, Waterfest, on September 4, at the Orange County Convention Center in Orlando, Fla., also is cancelled.
“We understand that Surf Expo plays an important part in connecting buyers and sellers in the Boardsports Beach & Resort industries and that many rely on our marketplace for filling their commerce needs, but travel and logistical difficulties and, more importantly, our customers’ safety is at the forefront of our minds. Given the state of affairs regarding Hurricane Dorian today, we had no choice but to cancel Surf Expo. We recognize that many of our customers will be directly impacted by Hurricane Dorian and feel their focus should be on their families, businesses and community at this time”, said Roy Turner, SVP, Surf Expo Show Director, Emerald Expositions.
Surf Expo hosts approximately 1,000 exhibitors at each event. The next show will be held January 8-10, 2020 at the Orange County Convention Center in Orlando Florida. fffffffffffffff