Another large convention has announced it will postpone its upcoming show in Las Vegas because of coronavirus.
The National Hardware Show said Friday it would push back its May 5-7 convention to later this year in Las Vegas. The event was expected to take place at the Las Vegas Convention Center and sees roughly 37,000 attendees, according to the Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority.
Reed Exhibitions, which puts on the show, said in a statement it was not an easy decision to make.
Group Vice President Randy Field said after consulting with customers, monitoring developments and reviewing guidance from public health officials it was best to postpone the event.
“We have decided it is in the best interest of all our NHS community to postpone the show,” Field said. “Our thoughts are with our customers and the industry as we navigate the days ahead.”
The show brings together hardware and home improvement buyers, retailers and manufacturers.