The last minute decision is caused by the global health issue of COVID-19
Natural Products Expo West planned in March 2020 is officially postponed, with the intention to announce, by mid-April, a new date.
Fred Linder, Group President of New Hope Network, said:
“As with all our events, it was the intention here at Expo West in Anaheim, to follow official guidance from local authorities and to listen to the voices of the community we serve and support, in order to maximise the health of the industry.”
“Today, it is clear the majority of those voices are saying they want Expo West but not this week. And so we are being guided by that majority in postponing the show.”
“We will be working closely with all our customers and partners across the industry to identify a new date for the show later in the year, and providing the service and support to deliver the connections and experience everyone expects from Expo West and the New Hope Network.”
The effect of the last-minute decision is huge for the whole sector of sustainable and organic production.
Anyway, despite the negative economic effect, we hope that there will be soon a long-term solution against this global crisis caused by coronavirus.