CPMA cancels 2020 convention and trade show

The Canadian Produce Marketing Association (CPMA) has cancelled its 2020 convention and trade show that had been scheduled for May 12-14 at the Toronto Convention Centre.

"In light of the rapid escalation of safety precautions to decrease the transmission of COVID-19, and recommendations of municipal, provincial and federal governments regarding large gatherings, the CPMA Board of Directors and 2020 CPMA Convention and Trade Show Organizing Committee have made the difficult decision to cancel the 2020 CPMA Convention and Trade Show," state Ron Lemaire, CPMA president and Oleen Smethurst, chair, CPMA Board of Directors.

Exhibitors, sponsors and attendees who have already paid will have the following options:

  • Carry forward booth purchases and sponsorships to the 2021 CPMA Convention and Trade Show in Vancouver, B.C., with 100% of payments to date being transferred to the 2021 CPMA Convention and Trade Show. We thank the many companies that have indicated they will be pushing their support to the 2021 event in Vancouver.
  • CPMA will also be offering 100% refunds on ticket sales, including Full Delegate passes, Trade Show only passes, Retail Tour, Chair’s Welcome Reception, Companion Program, After Party, and CPMA Annual Banquet.
  • CPMA is offering refunds of 80% to any exhibitors or sponsors wishing to cancel their participation in the 2020 CPMA Convention and Trade Show (fees, expenses and penalties have been incurred for advanced preparations that prevent CPMA from refunding the full amount).

 For more details, please visit CPMA special COVID-19 information site online.



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