On May 15, Rob Bailey, national sales and trade show manager for the IGC Show, sent an industry-wide email announcing that the 2020 show is postponed due to concerns surrounding the coronavirus. Read the full announcement below:
Valued IGC Show Exhibitor -
Just announced State of Illinois regulations on large gatherings has forced IGC Show Management to postpone the IGC Show 2020, originally scheduled for August 11-13 in Chicago.
We are extremely disappointed not to be able to offer the experience, inspiration, insights, and connections so many in our Indie community have come to rely on with our event.
Ultimately postponing this year's show is unavoidable. Our hands are tied as McCormick Place, nor any other convention/trade show facility in Illinois will allow any trade show of our significant size to take place.
As a 2020 exhibitor, 100% of your space fees will be put towards your booth in IGC Show 2021.
We remain committed to transparency and will continue to update you with any new and relevant information as we work through the details of the cancellation with our partners, the City of Chicago, McCormick Place, and others.
Not having IGC Show this year is disappointing. Still, our enthusiasm for the IGC’s is stronger than ever thanks to the outpouring of support and encouragement we have had over the last month from retailers and exhibitors alike. We know that with your engagement and support, the 2021 IGC Show will be the best one yet. We have a number of major surprises that we think you'll be excited to hear about!
Full details will be released soon.