SupplySide West 2020 Is Cancelled


While Las Vegas venues have been reopened, feedback from an industry survey suggested low turnout due to safety concerns.

The organizers of the SupplySide West and Food Ingredients North America  event have announced that this year’s trade show, which was scheduled for Oct. 27-30 in Las Vegas, will be cancelled in light of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, and consultation with stakeholders across the industry.
“The conclusion was not one that was reached easily; however, with the health and safety of industry colleagues and customers in mind, as well as continued restrictions on travel and gatherings, the SupplySide team made the decision to act now to allow industry partners time to adjust their plans,” Informa Markets, the organizers of the event, said.
“We have been in close communication with our partners, customers, and audience to ensure we meet their needs and expectations,” Marisa Finnegan, show director, said. “Even with guidance from Informa’s AllSecure health and safety guidelines, and the re-opening of Mandalay Bay in recent weeks, our community responded to personal outreach and an industry survey by making it clear that while they value the show, many would not be able to come due to safety concerns and travel restrictions.”
SupplySide will be launching a new virtual platform, SupplySide Network 365, which will allow exhibitors, companies, and other participants to connect with one another virtually with the same goals in mind.
“As we look to support the growth of the health and nutrition industry, it is evident that new thinking is required to facilitate connetions, provide opportunities for discovery, and showcase innovation across the supply chain,” Danica Cullins, SupplySide brand director, said. “SupplySide Network 365 will offer a seamless year-round opportunity to develop new relationships, dig into areas of interest, and much more. Stay tuned for more information and updates in the coming weeks.”
“We are grateful for the longtime partnerships and relationships we have withr tens of thousands of people and thousands of companies in this great industry,” Jon Benninger, vice president and market leader for SupplySide, said. “For 25 years, we have been committed to helping people and companies succeed in this market, and that commitment remains true today. We look forward to gathering again at SupplySide West 2021, October 25-28.”

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