AXPONA 2020 is officially cancelled.
Below is the community message. It’s important to note that exhibitors are not getting a refund. This is because the deposits were spent on salaries, marketing, and other expenses. However, JD Events is planning to find other sources of funding (SBA PPP) in order to roll a portion of exhibitors’ deposits to 2021.
As for ticket holders, you could either request a full refund in writing to firstname.lastname@example.org or receive a free companion ticket if you choose to roll over the ticket to 2021.
April 30, 2020
Dear AXPONA Community,
It is with heartfelt disappointment but concern for the health and safety of all AXPONA participants that we
announce today the official cancellation of AXPONA 2020 due to the impact of COVID-19. We thank everyone who had committed to making the 2020 event into what would have been the largest and most attended AXPONA in history. Although there remains over three months until our August dates, we do not feel 100% confident that we can provide a safe environment for all of our customers and press to network and do business in Schaumburg by that date.
We are reaching out directly to exhibitors, sponsors, and attendees this morning with further details. These are enormously challenging times for everyone’s personal and business lives but let us stay strong, caring and united. The industry will come through this together and it will be a better and safer world on the other side. We look forward to hosting a celebratory AXPONA for the ages when we all meet again in 2021.
Joel A. Davis
Founder & CEO