Electronics Trade Show Canceled

EDS is the latest expo to change plans due to the virus outbreak.

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EDS Leadership Summit

Electronics industry trade show EDS on Monday announced it would cancel its 2020 expo due to the ongoing COVID-19 outbreak.

The EDS Lead­er­ship Sum­mit, primarily backed by the Elec­tron­ic Com­po­nents Indus­try Asso­ci­a­tion and the Elec­tron­ic Rep­re­sen­ta­tives Asso­ci­a­tion, was slated for May 11-15 in Las Vegas. Organizers said the spread of the virus, along with growing restrictions on travel and similar moves from other trade shows, prompted the decision.

Some conferences have offered virtual events in place of canceled shows, but EDS officials determined that would not be possible because of its “heavy networking and meet­ing focus.”

“Due to the uncer­tain­ty sur­round­ing this pan­dem­ic, we believe this is the only way to ensure everyone’s safe­ty,” officials said in a statement.

Individual registrants for the show will receive a refund, while companies and individual sponsors will be able to receive either a refund or a credit toward the 2021 show.

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