Snaxpo 2020 has become the latest casualty of the coronavirus. Trade group SNAC International announced March 5 that the show, scheduled for March 22-24 in Charlotte, N.C., has been canceled. Rescheduling this year is a possible option, according to a statement from Elizabeth Avery, president and CEO of SNAC International.
"As a result of the impact of significantly reduced anticipated attendance related to recent corporate travel restrictions, SNAC International has made the difficult decision to cancel its annual main event, SNAXPO 2020, scheduled for March 22-24 in Charlotte, North Carolina. In the coming days and weeks, we will be investigating all possible options, including rescheduling the event in 2020.
SNAC International will immediately begin the process of providing refunds for all registration fees. We will also be reaching out to all exhibitors and sponsors to discuss the opportunity to defer their fees into future SNAC functions, other sponsorship opportunities, or full compensation.
SNAXPO is the most comprehensive convention devoted exclusively to the international snack industry, bringing together the entire supply chain under one roof. We are committed to serving the needs of the snack industry and its supply chain and will stay in close contact as we have more information to share."
Two other trade shows were previously cancelled due to the virus concerns.