April 14, 2020 - BOOKEXPO CANCELS 2020 PROGRAM
To our BookExpo, UnBound & BookCon community,
Due to the escalation of COVID-19 globally, Reed Exhibitions has today announced that the next edition of BookExpo, UnBound and BookCon will now take place in the spring of 2021.
Initially, we were optimistic that our events could run in late July. However, as the pandemic has continued to escalate in the United States and we see the challenges it has brought for the book industry, it is clear that 2020 is no longer a viable option for this community.
We have worked closely with the venue, hotel community and contractors to identify workable new dates. Unfortunately, the available options do not meet the necessary criteria to support the business needs of our industry. This led us to make the difficult decision to wait until 2021 to deliver a vibrant BookExpo, UnBound and BookCon.
While we cannot move forward with a physical event in 2020, we are finding new and different ways to connect our exhibitors, attendees and readers to celebrate books virtually, and we look forward to coming back stronger in 2021. We stand with you and we will do everything we can in the coming months to highlight your business, bring our community together and support you.
Your tickets for the 2020 event will be automatically refunded. No action is required on your end.
To all of our fans and customers - our hearts are with you and we thank you for your patience and support as we all navigate these challenging times.
BookExpo & BookCon
IBPA to focus on educational sessions, one-on-one meetings, and member networking during BookExpo 2020.
During its June 20, 2018 meeting, the IBPA Board of Directors agreed IBPA members were well served by its decision to forego cooperative booth display at BookExpo 2018. This decision was maintained in 2019 and will be maintained in 2020, as well.
On September 25, 2017, the IBPA Board of Directors announced their inital decision to forego cooperative book display at BookExpo. This decision came after months of deliberation and several dedicated conversations between IBPA and BookExpo brought on by a disappointing 2017 program. On June 20, 2018, the Board decided to hold onto its intitial decision going into the 2019 show. As of July 26, 2019, a cooperative book display is not planned for BookExpo 2020. Instead, IBPA will continue to focus on educational sessions, one-on-one meetings, and member networking.
For more information, email IBPA chief operations officer Terry Nathan at email@example.com.