20 March 2020 – The Elite Exhibitions Team have closely monitored updates on the spread of the COVID-19 Coronavirus and its potential impact on Cruise Ship Interiors Expo America and Cruise Ship Hospitality Expo America, originally scheduled to take place on 16-17 June at the Miami Beach Convention Center.
However due to imposed travel bans and restrictions relating to running events within Miami-Dade County, as well as feedback from the industry, the team have taken the decision to postpone Cruise Ship Interiors Expo America and Cruise Ship Hospitality Expo America.
Both events will now take place on the 2-3 September 2020 at the Miami Beach Convention Center. Regarding the date change, CEO Toby Walters had this to say:
“The Elite Exhibitions team are dedicated to providing the premier meeting place for the entire interiors and hospitality community. I speak on behalf of my colleagues and the entire Advisory Board when I say that by postponing the event from June to September we are confident that this global crisis will behind us and that we can come together as a community to discuss the methods and actions required which will protect our supply chains and the cruise industry as a whole.”
The show which boasts an impressive Advisory Board made up of many senior figures within the cruise industry, has received exceptional support from the whole industry to move the shows to later in the year.
“We look forward to playing our part at Cruise Ship Interiors Expo in September, as an Advisory Board member we fully support these new dates.”
Trevor Young, VP Newbuild, MSC Cruises
“The world has changed immeasurably over the last three months, but the strength of the human spirit endures. The cruise industry is suffering today but it will bounce back, stronger and coming together at key industry events will speed the industry’s recovery. I am looking forward to seeing you at CSI America in September!”
Jon Ingleton, Executive Editor, Cruise & Ferry Review
If you have any questions regarding Cruise Ship Interiors Expo America or Cruise Ship Hospitality Expo America, please contact the team directly at firstname.lastname@example.org.