ConExpo-Con/Agg 2020 expired one day earlier on Friday, March 13 due to growing concerns about COVID-19, also know as Coronavirus, according to the Association of Equipment Manufacturers (AEM).
The show, hosted in Las Vegas, was originally scheduled to end Saturday, March 14.
“We made this decision based on conversations with our AEM officers and other leadership, several top exhibitors, the Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority, and the office of the Nevada Governor,” AEM announced Thursday night. “As we have said from early February when the first news of COVID-19 became available, we were committed to monitoring the situation daily and keeping our top priority focused on the health and safety of all participants at ConExpo-Con/Agg and IFPE 2020, including attendees, exhibitors, vendors, staff, industry partners, and others involved in the show.”
According to ConExpo-Con/Agg, show exhibitors and staff will begin to dismantle booths and remove equipment from the show floor at 5 p.m. on Friday.
“We thank our exhibitors, attendees, vendors and the city of Las Vegas for its support throughout this week,” AEM says.
ConExpo-Con/Agg, which occurs once every three years, opened on Tuesday, March 10 at 9 a.m. More than 130,000 visitors and attendees were expected at the triennial event.