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East Expo 2020 Canceled


New Hope Network announced on June 15 that due to the developing circumstances around the COVID-19 virus, it will not move forward with hosting a Natural Products Expo East event in Philadelphia, PA in 2020. It was scheduled to be the 35th year of the event.

The announcement stated, “New Hope Network misses gathering with the natural & organic products community, and we are sad to announce that we will need to wait until 2021 for us all to be together in person again due to the continued impact of the COVID-19 crisis on events and travel. While we were excited to welcome the community to Philadelphia Sept. 23-26 for Natural Products Expo East and have spent the last three months creating detailed health and safety plans for the event, we have made the difficult decision to cancel.

“We are making this decision now—more than three months before the event—because we want to do what’s best for you. We’ve learned from surveys and conversations that many community members, including retail buyers, are not confident they will feel safe traveling to or attending a large event in September. A potential lack of buyer participation, along with the show changes we would need to make to ensure the health & safety of the Expo East community, would have prevented us from delivering the quality experience and return on investment our exhibitors, sponsors and the broader community deserve and that we strive to provide.

“Our focus now is to take care of you and make the Expo East cancellation process as easy as possible. We will be refunding all paid Expo East 2020 badges and education registrations. Our New Hope sales account managers will work with each exhibitor and sponsor on a credit or refund plan.”

To help fill the void of not having Expo West and East, New Hope created a digital events and content series called Spark Change, which will premier in August.

For more information, visit www.expoeast.com.

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