Encourage NECANN to reschedule until safer for exhibitors and attendees to participate!

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Encourage NECANN to reschedule until safer for exhibitors and attendees to participate!

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Bekkah Allen-Tapp started this petition to NECANN and

Last year their attendance was upwards of 10,000, take that in. A conference in Boston last held February 23-27 had 175 people in attendance and roughly 15 people returned home as new presumptive positive cases. Imagine what 10,000 could do?

Trade shows play a vital role in the cannabis industry by creating a space to share ideas, support one another, and grow our business (no pun intended).

As many of you already know there have been more and more trade shows popping up in an already over saturated market. It’s an emerging market with a lot of opportunity and a very tight-knit community. 

There are only a few elite trade shows that have been around since the early days of legalization. One of those is NECANN which is famously held each in the late months of winter in Boston, Mass. At this show you can expect industry leaders and established brands along with brand new companies coming up in the market. It’s diverse and respected as far as show attendance goes. 

While the globe is watching this emerging virus spread we are turning to our communities and leaders for support. The NBA will play to empty arenas and broadcast only, Italy as an entire country has declared a lock down, and many companies have banned non-essential travel to protect its employees. NECANN’s recent update on their website was not only unsympathetic of the developing situation nor reassuring with their level of preparedness for a large public gathering bringing people from all over the nation. 

My closing thoughts:

There is a chance that like others, my company is not keen on traveling with the current global situation. We can’t get a refund on our booth and our option is abandon or ask an employee to travel and take their own risk. Attendance isn’t a sure thing anymore so we might be risking sending employees to an empty show for what? NECANN is a great show and we were all excited for it as we are annually. Now is NECANNs time to be an industry leader and do what’s right for our community. What I’m asking is that NECANN not to issue refunds or take the full financial burden, but to reschedule and allow us to let this virus pass. Make it easy for everyone to look forward to the show and focus on how to grow and develop our industry. Be industry leaders and do the right thing for the community. 

 

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