We (Space Tech Expo USA organiser team) have been monitoring the situation with the spread of Covid-19 (Coronavirus) very closely over the past few months. In addition, we’ve been in constant dialogue with key event stakeholders, including our exhibitors and sponsors, visitor groups, the venue, and our accommodation partners.
We had been preparing to run the show as planned, in May 2020, albeit with measures in place throughout the venue designed to mitigate against any potential threats of infection. However, as the situation evolved, and it became apparent that our exhibitors and visitors could potentially be prevented from reaching the event, and/or would have concerns around attending a large-scale public event, we decided, in the best interests of Space Tech Expo USA, to postpone.
This was not a decision taken lightly, and it was a decision reached in partnership with our key stakeholders. But we believe it’s the correct one, and now enables the Space Tech Expo USA organiser team to focus on delivering a successful 2020 edition of the show (in the Summer).
Our aim is to deliver a show that’s beneficial for both exhibitors, and visitor groups. Whilst we received some positive messages about retaining the original May dates, the overwhelming response, when we raised the issue of moving to a late Summer slot, was positive. The decision was taken in the best interests of both Space Tech Expo USA and the various organisations (and industries) involved in the event.
Yes. The new dates are 10-11-12 August 2020. The location and venue of the event are unchanged.
Our official hotel partner, DF Meetings & Events, are working closely with the Space Tech Expo USA team to facilitate automatic hotel cancellations for those made through the show’s official hotel service.
Please see here for more details: http://www.spacetechexpo.com/information/book-a-hotel
You will need to reach out to the hotel directly yourself to check if you are able to make the transfer and any penalties that may be occurred. We would always encourage that wherever possible, hotel room nights are booked via our official partner DF Meetings & Events.
Yes. Hotel booking information with preferential rates will be communicated to you, including a revised hotel booking page, in due course.
Visitors need to contact their own travel insurance companies and/or airlines to understand the situation regarding whether flights can be transferred, and what penalty fees will apply.
Visitors do not need to re-register (all existing passes will be valid, giving access to Space Tech Expo USA 2020. However, a new badge confirmation email, featuring the new dates, will be sent to all current badge holders (both visitor and VIP) in due course.
No. Our show plans for Space Tech Expo USA are unchanged. We are committing to deliver a great event, featuring the very best speakers, hundreds of sector-leading exhibitors, attended by thousands of industry professionals. We are anticipated minor tweaks to the speaker line-up, the exhibitor list, and the conference agenda (these may well be positive changes, i.e. we hope to add extra speakers and conference sessions to the agenda, and additional exhibitors to the exhibitor list). But overall, the show remains unchanged. We look forward to welcoming you to Long Beach California in August.
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