The new coronavirus continues to cause numerous industry groups to reschedule or cancel upcoming events. FE&S will continue to update this list as more information becomes available. This list was updated March 19.
- The Commercial Food Equipment Service Association (CFESA) postponed its CFESA Region 4 meeting that was set for April 3. The group has not set a new date at this time.
- Excell Foodservice Equipment Dealer Network’s Annual Conference was cancelled. At one point, the event was changed to a virtual event with condensed dates of March 31-April 3 but that has since been postponed as well.
- Foodservice Consultants Society International (FCSI) has rescheduled its Camp FCSI biennial conference. The new dates are Aug. 24-26 at the Hyatt Lost Pines Resort in Austin, Texas.
- The Foodservice Equipment Distributors Association (FEDA) conference moved to September 22-25 in San Diego.
- The James Beard Foundation has pushed back its annual James Beard Awards until summer 2020. Specific dates were not released. This includes postponement of both the April 24 James Beard Media Awards and the May 4 Restaurant & Chef Awards. As of now, the nominee announcement on March 25 will continue as scheduled from Philadelphia.
- IFMA pushed its Silver Plate Awards to Nov. 2 in Scottsdale, Ariz., from May 16 in Chicago. At least for this year, the event will take place in conjunction with IFMA’s Presidents Conference.
- The International Pizza Expo has postponed its March show. The new dates are June 26-28 in Las Vegas.
- National Association of College and University Foodservice’s Southern Regional Conference, March 16-18 in Houston, was cancelled. No further information provided about a new date.
- Night Club and Bar Show moved to June 22 – 24 from March 30 – April 1. Still in Las Vegas.
- PRIDE Centric Resources has postponed its spring confererence. No new time has been announced to date.
- The School Nutrition Association's (SNA) National Leadership Conference conference, which was scheduled for April 30-May 2, has been canclled.
- SEFA, a dealer-based foodservice equipment and supplies buying group, postponed its annual Partnership Conference, originally scheduled for April 25 – 30 in Texas. No new dates have been released as of yet.
- SHFM postponed its Critical Issues Conference (April 23) in New York. The new date for the Critical Issues Conference is Thurs., July 23, in New York City, still at the Meredith Conference Center.
- Women’s Foodservice Forum has cancelled its Leadership Conference, which was set for March 29-April 1.
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