North America’s biggest hemp trade show, Colorado-based NoCo Hemp Expo, has postponed this year’s event to Aug. 6-8 in the midst of the coronavirus scare. NoCo, which had been scheduled for March 26-28 at Denver’s National Western Complex joins other events affected by the global outbreak of the virus.
“The decision to shift the timing of this year’s Expo has not been an easy one. The health and safety of all participants remains a top priority,” said producer Morris Beegle. “We want to provide attendees, exhibitors, vendors, staff, industry partners, and others involved in the Expo enough time to rework their schedules and plan accordingly for the newly announced August dates,” Beegle said.
Beegle also said the Southern Hemp Expo, originally scheduled for August 14-15, 2020, in Nashville, Tennessee, and which his company also produces, has been put on hold.
Other shows hit
Also in the USA, Natural Products Expo West, which attracts major CBD players, postponed its event in California just one week before it was to start tomorrow; and Israel-based CannaTech rescheduled its annual gathering from March 30-April 1 to June 15-16.
Organizers at Spannabis, the annual Barcelona hemp show set to run this Friday to Sunday have not, as yet, made a schedule change. But the event website is carrying the following notice: “Due to the current situation by the coronavirus COVID-19 we want to inform all the visitors that we follow the news carefully, as well as the development of the events. For now, the Spanish health authorities and the government have declared that there is no reason to cancel events and recommend a normal life, therefore, we don’t find any case of force majeure and Spannabis will be celebrated as planned.”