In a statement on the event homepage, the company explained: "It is now clear, despite continued advice from local government and health authorities that the City of Anaheim remains open, that the majority of our Community want the show, but they do not want it now."
"Following that clear guidance, we have listened to our community and are making four important announcements:
- "Natural Products Expo West in March 2020 is officially postponed, with the intention to announce, by mid-April, a new date.
- "It is our intention to work with all our Exhibitors and Attendees on future credits and support, with particular focus on the many entrepreneurs and small businesses who are the heartbeat of this community, for whom we are going to stand up a rebate fund of $5m targeted at their specific needs."
- While it is by no means clear whether things will have materially improved in the next 3-4 months such that it will be safe to hold the same kind of gathering so soon, the company added: "It is our intention to deliver a Natural Products Expo West event before the summer to serve the community, either in Anaheim or a suitable alternative location.
- "We are already working on how we deliver a much-enhanced Expo East in September in Philadelphia, serving and supporting the community with the best show we have ever had on the East Coast."
Read the statement in full HERE.