The organisers of the Digital Signage Expo (DSE) have revealed that the trade show and conference will go ahead as planned on 31st March – 3rd April.
Addressing the concerns surrounding the coronavirus, management stated that with no outbreak of the virus in the US and the majority of exhibitors and attendees being based in the US, travel to and from DSE should be unchanged.
The statement continued:
The travel restrictions to and from China and South Korea have caused a select few of our 2020 exhibitors to cancel their plans to exhibit. This will not have a material impact on our trade show. Also, DSE traditionally does not have many attendees from China and South Korea (less than 2%). So based on the current restrictions to and from these countries, we don’t expect any attendance from either for DSE 2020.
While we’re committed to stage DSE as planned, we are also dedicated to the health and safety of all participants. We have assurances from the Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority that the convention centre and all member hotels are maintaining high-level cleanliness and safety standards. As you likely know, Las Vegas is one of the world’s top convention destinations, so the safety of their visitors is a high priority. They, too, are monitoring this situation closely and will be ready to respond accordingly should anything change.
We’re happy to report that DSE 2020’s pre-show stats are very strong with nearly 3,000 registrants to date (that’s on par with 2019 when DSE posted its second highest attendance in its 16-year history). And, our exhibit floor will be packed with 150+ exhibitors. The exhibit also has some new features that we’re excited about and think you will be, too.