The Private Label Manufacturers Association (PLMA) has announced the cancellation of its 2020 World of Private Label trade show, scheduled to take place in Amsterdam on 2 and 3 December.
The PLMA said that it took the decision to cancel the show 'following recent COVID-19 related developments and government announcements impacting the Netherlands and other European countries'.
The association said that it plans to announce the creation of a new 'online trade show and B2B networking event' shortly, which will 'provide unique business opportunities for exhibitors to make new connections, meet, and network with buyers over several show days that are devoted to specific product categories'.
“Over the last 35 years, the 'World of Private Label' trade show has grown to become the industry’s leading event," commented PLMA President Peggy Davies. "We understand the disappointment that our members and others may feel at the news that the ongoing coronavirus pandemic has once again upended our plans to hold an in-person international trade show in Amsterdam.
"Therefore, we are committed to moving forward with a virtual event that will provide the worldwide private label industry with valuable sales and marketing solutions when these are most needed.”
PLMA's World of Private Label trade show typically features more than 2,800 exhibitors from more than 70 countries, and is attended by more than 15,000 trade professionals.
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