NAMA has reaffirmed that its 2020 NAMA Show will take place, as scheduled, May 6-8 in Nashville, despite concerns about the coronavirus and tornadoes, according to a press release.
In its answer to exhibitors and attendees who have asked whether the NAMA Show would take place, following media attention regarding the coronavirus and the devastating tornadoes in Nashville, the answer is a resounding "yes," according to Lindsey Nelson, NAMA's vice president of programs and services.
"At nine weeks out from the show, attendance is at a 27% increase (300-plus attendees) over 2019 and the exhibit hall has sold over 83,000 square feet," Nelson said in the press release. "Furthermore, the hotel room block has already sold out once and has been expanded to accommodate the influx of interest in this year's event."
"That said, NAMA continues to monitor news coverage throughout the day, every day, to ensure that any actions taken are consistent with recommendations from the World Health Organization, the Centers for Disease Control & Prevention and local government agencies."
The damage related to tornadoes that struck downtown Nashville and surrounding areas this week has not significantly impacted Music City Center, according to Butch Spyridon, president and CEO of the Nashville Convention and Visitors Corp.
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