Impact of deadly virus has changed the way we are living, from cancellations of trade shows and higher prices to ink manufacturers producing key materials.
David Savastano, Editor05.18.20
RadTech 2020 was held in Orlando, FL from March 9-11. The coronavirus, or COVID-19, was already a huge concern, but there was no talk yet of curfews and business shutdowns.
Some conference postponements and/or cancellations were already being announced, most notably the American Coatings Show and FESPA being postponed. The tragic death tolls and massive numbers of infected people across the globe had yet to become a daily reality.
So much has happened since then. drupa 2020, the world’s largest printing show, was postponed until 2021. The 2020 NAPIM Convention, scheduled for Arizona in April, was canceled. The same goes for Interpack, the Flexo Forum and virtually every other conference and trade show before fall 2020.
NAPIM executive director John Copeland and NAPIM president Jim Leitch issued the following statement upon the cancellation of the NAPIM Convention:
“This was not an easy decision for us to make. However, it is our obligation to do what is in the best inte
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