PLMA postpones overseas trade show

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PLMA postpones overseas trade show

By David Salazar - 03/17/2020

The Private Label Manufacturers Association has postponed its second event as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic. The New York-based trade organization has canceled its 2020 World of Private Label event, which was slated to take place May 26-27 in Amsterdam. The event now will take place Dec. 2-3 at the RAI Exhibition Centre in Amsterdam. 

The postponement comes as Europe has been hit particularly hard by the COVID-19 epidemic. It also comes after PLMA postponed its 2020 Annual Meeting and Leadership Conference, which now will be taking place Oct. 5-6 at the Hyatt Regency Washington on Capitol Hill in conjunction with its Annual Washington Conference. Additionally, PLMA still intends to hold its 2020 Private Label Trade Show, which will have the central theme of “The Year of a Thousand Flags.” It is slated to take place in Rosemont, Ill., at the Donald E. Stephens Convention Center from Nov. 15-17.

PLMA is not the only trade organization forced to make changes to its event schedule as a result of the coronavirus outbreak. The National Association of Chain Drug Stores on Monday announced that its Annual Meeting, set for late April at the Phoenician in Scottsdale, Ariz., would not be taking place this year, instead setting its sights on this year’s NACDS Total Store Expo in San Diego. 

Sister publication Progressive Grocer also has been tracking the shows that have been postponed or canceled as a result of COVID-19.