CURRENT SHOW STATUS
Dear ASD Market Week Community,
When we think about what makes ASD Market Week such an amazing experience, it is more than the business deals that are done. It is about the people who come together to forge new relationships and celebrate old ones and where we gather, unite, and move business forward.
Unfortunately, due to the COVID-19 related closure of the Las Vegas Convention Center, we will not be able to stage ASD Market Week, which was originally scheduled for August 2-5, 2020. This is due to developments regarding COVID-19 that we are all familiar with, including, but not limited to, restrictions on congregating and large gatherings imposed by the State of Nevada. Maintaining the health and safety of each of our customers, partners, and employees remains paramount to us.
Though we will not be able to gather in-person, we understand many are anxious to get back to business, which is why we are announcing plans to enhance the ASD online vendor directory to be a Virtual Product Sourcing Platform. This virtual directory allows buyers and vendors the opportunity to connect, discover and conduct business. Buyers can source new products, refill orders and schedule appointments all through the online platform. This virtual platform enables vendors to showcase their full product line in a searchable, easy to navigate directory. For more information, contact your ASD sales representative.
We are confirmed for a full scale, live edition of ASD Market Week on February 28-March 3, 2021 and have partnered with the Las Vegas Convention Center to host the most productive, safe, and healthy event for our customers. We are excited to return to Las Vegas next year.
There are numerous details for our teams to work out and we will send detailed information with answers to questions from customers around logistics and policies affected by this cancellation as soon as possible. We appreciate your patience as we work through these details. Thank you for being a valued member of the ASD Market Week community and we look forward to an even better, long term partnership in the future.
P.S. If your hotel reservations were booked through the official housing office, onPeak, your reservations will be cancelled for your convenience at no charge or penalty to you, and you will receive a cancellation acknowledgement directly from onPeak. No other follow up will be necessary. (Note that all reservations will be cancelled. Therefore, if you want to make other arrangements, you will have to make a direct reservation.)
UPDATE: Monday, June 8, 2020
To our Valued Customers and Business Partners,
The past few months have been challenging for all of us as we navigate through these unparalleled circumstances and adapt to doing business during the uncertainty of the times. We strongly believe in the power of personal connection to discover, educate, and motivate our industry, and we are committed to creating a safe space for our community to do so.
Specific to COVID-19, as of last week, Nevada entered Phase 2 of their state specific plan to reopen as outlined on the LVCVA Latest COVID-19 website page. Phase 2 allows for the restricted opening of more outdoor spaces and businesses and increase public and private gatherings to no more than 50 people while continuing to practice social distancing, keeping six (6) feet of space in between individuals, wearing face coverings when going out, and limiting unnecessary social interactions.
We are currently reviewing Nevada’s reopening plan, timeline and parameters regarding each phase and how they impact the August 2-5, 2020 edition of ASD Market Week. We expect an update in the coming weeks and will communicate further information as soon as we can, but in the interim please contact us with any and all questions.
- Increased cleaning and sanitizing regimes across the entire convention center.
- The implementation of the GBAC STAR™ facility accreditation program on cleaning, disinfection, and infectious disease prevention of which LVCC will be among the first venues to gain this status.
- Increased hand sanitation stations in all public spaces and additional hygiene advisory signage.
- Enhanced physical distancing and safety protocols.
Stay tuned for a detailed health and safety onsite preparedness plan by early July.
Your ASD Market Week Team
UPDATE: Thursday, March 12, 2020
The health and safety of each and every member of our community and our staff is of the utmost importance to us. After closely monitoring the risk and impact of COVID-19 on a daily basis, and speaking at length with members of our community, and as a result of Nevada declaring a state of emergency, ASD Market Week, which had been scheduled for March 22-25, 2020 at the Las Vegas Convention Center, has been officially cancelled.
The recent developments regarding COVID-19, including, but not limited to, the latest measures introduced by President Trump, including travel restrictions placed on foreign nationals traveling to the United States from certain EU member states and other places, the declaration by the WHO of COVID-19 as a pandemic, the accelerating pace of confirmed cases worldwide and domestically, the current quarantines, containment areas, and restrictions on congregating and large gatherings imposed by states and other government authorities, various company-imposed travel restrictions on employees affecting attendees and participating companies, and the resulting cancellations made by several key ASD customers, partners and speakers, made it impossible to effectively execute a March event that delivers the level of education, connection and customer value our community expects. Driven by our responsibility to ensure the best interests of our ASD community, we made the decision to cancel ASD Market Week. Our next ASD event is scheduled for August 2-5, 2020 in Las Vegas.
ASD stands by the importance of industry buying events as they provide our community with key platforms to connect, engage and facilitate commerce. As we have been for 55+ years, ASD is focused on continuing to serve our industry, creating ways to connect and working closely with our communities, to provide the necessary support and information to prepare them for a successful August 2020 show.
We are grateful to each and every member of our community for your ongoing loyalty to ASD Market Week and thank you in advance for your understanding. The information on our website will be promptly updated and further announcements and communications with details about next steps will be posted in due course.
Thank you for standing together. It is your passion for the industry that makes ASD Market Week a success year after year, and it is that same passion that will propel us into the future as we look ahead to new possibilities this year and beyond.
Again, thank you for your patience, our team is committed to each of you and we will be in touch. Stay Safe, Stay Healthy.
Your ASD Market Week Team