The Coronavirus Strikes Again – EDS 2020 Cancelled

Jason Lomberg, North American Editor, PSD



No surprise here – COVID-19 has sacked every trade show, event, and gathering for the foreseeable future, so EDS had no prayer. The Elec­tron­ic Dis­trib­u­tors Sum­mit (EDS) board of direc­tors has officially cancelled its 2020 conference.

EDS is held each year in Sin City, Las Vegas (lately, something of a ghost town), and with annual attendance of 4,000+, the Elec­tron­ic Dis­trib­u­tors Sum­mit would make “social distancing” kinda difficult.

The 2020 summit was scheduled to be held at the Mirage Resort in Las Vegas, May 11 – 15.

“We’ve all been watch­ing the fast-mov­ing devel­op­ments of the COVID-19 pan­dem­ic and we decid­ed to be proac­tive for obvi­ous rea­sons,” said EDS board mem­ber Robert Logan. ​“The most impor­tant aspect of this deci­sion is the health and well-being of our fel­low indus­try cit­i­zens. To that end, the board along with our spon­sor­ing asso­ci­a­tions have decid­ed to can­cel EDS 2020.”  

EDS joins APEC, PCIM Europe, Mobile World Congress, and South by Southwest in the growing list of professional conferences that’ve either been scuttled or postponed because of the coronavirus.

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