After Covid-19 forced the cancellation of a number of industry meetings and trade shows and introduced uncertainty about others, two major shows have announced their plans for in-person returns.
World of Concrete (WOC) has announced it will now take place June 8-10 at the Las Vegas Convention Center, and American Rental Association (ARA) has rescheduled its 2021 show to October 18-20, also at the Las Vegas Convention Center.
To accommodate the shift to a fall 2021 show, ARA says it is canceling its 2022 show that had been slated for Anaheim, California.
“We have a commitment to our exhibitors and attendees to provide a valuable and productive face-to-face experience at WOC each year,” said Jackie James, group director, World of Concrete. “This is the first time in our 46-year history we have been faced with circumstances that have caused us to reschedule the event. We feel the new June dates will provide everyone with the necessary time to plan effectively, and allows us to re-imagine WOC for a different time of the year.”
World of Concrete will adapt the Informa AllSecure Plan at its June 2021 event. AllSecure is show owner Informa’s approach to "ensuring the highest standards of safety, hygiene, cleanliness, and quality for operating events for all our exhibitors, attendees, speakers, and press."
In addition to the safety protocols in place for WOC 2021, The Las Vegas Convention Center has been awarded the Global Biorisk Advisory Council (GBAC) STAR facility accreditation by ISSA, the Worldwide Cleaning Industry Association. The GBAC program is considered the gold standard for safe facilities, and was designed to control the risks associated with infectious agents, including Covid-19.