Show season to resume?

The thumbnail version:

  • Industry shows are being scheduled for the next few months
  • Will the pandemic derail plans again?

The full version:

What are the chances this will be bustling again soon?

The 2022 BC Sign and Graphics Show is scheduled for April 1st and 2nd in the Delta Hotels Burnaby Conference Centre. Attendees are being asked to wear a face mask and to be double vaccinated. There is no mention of whether these precautions are mandatory nor is there any recognition so far of the fact that medical professionals are saying that without a booster shot people are not fully vaccinated. Furthermore, there is no stipulation as to a face mask standard given that it has recently been suggested that single fabric masks are inadequate (no better than face decorations) and that 3-ply masks should be a minimum requirement.  This might all be clarified later.

If you’d like to travel further afield, the ISA International Expo has been scheduled for May 4th to 6th in the Georgia World Congress Centre in Atlanta. There is no mention of any COVID precautions on the ISA website.

If you read the promotional material for these shows you won’t find any mention of the pandemic (except the cursory stipulations for the BC show). Given the way things have unfolded in the past two years you may want to exercise some caution when considering attendance at these or any other shows. For one thing, travel and medical insurance would be a very wise move.