We hope that you and your family, friends and colleagues are continuing to stay healthy during such unpredictable and unprecedented times.
We are closely monitoring COVID-19 developments both domestically and internationally and want to share with you our approach to conducting a safe 2020 Wine Industry Expo (WIN Expo) slated for Thursday, December 3rd.
Different localities are currently experiencing varying levels of success and failure in containing the spread of COVID-19, and it seems to be changing on a daily/weekly basis. However, we are optimistic and believe there is sufficient time between now and December 3rd for the North Coast community to get the spread under control, so that we can proceed safely with the WIN Expo, and as of today, we are not planning to cancel or postpone this year’s show.
Our plan is to continue monitoring the situation and see how things unfold between now and Labor Day. At that time, we’ll have a much better sense for what December will look like and will provide another update on the status of the show the week of September 7th.
In the event that there is no foreseeable way to produce a safe and successful trade show and conference, our plan is to give our exhibitors a full refund.
Thank you for your patience and understanding,
George Christie and the Wine Industry Network Team
If you are looking for more information on Coronavirus, we recommend that you visit the CDC.gov website for official updates and information: https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/index.html