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October 27-29, 2020
Donald E. Stephens Convention Center
Rosemont, IL
As we head into the middle of 2020, our sense of normal has obviously changed – but so has our capacity to innovate, engage and adapt. The one thing that’s stayed the same is the need to keep pushing forward together.

The ASSEMBLY Show has been a staple in our industry for many years and it is still our intention to come together in person at the event as scheduled on October 27-29, 2020.

Information is changing frequently in response to this pandemic and we understand many of you have questions about what the future will hold for The ASSEMBLY Show in 2020. In an effort to be as transparent as possible, we want to share with you the following responses to various frequently asked questions we have received.


WHAT IS BEING DONE TO ENSURE THE HEALTH & SAFETY OF EVENT PARTICIPANTS AT THE CONVENTION CENTER?
We have been in constant contact with Village of Rosemont and the Donald E. Stephens Convention Center to ensure that we follow regulations and new protocols from local, state and federal public health authorities.

The Donald E. Stephens Convention Center is committed to following the necessary steps to ensure the safety and well-being of its employees and guests. Currently the Convention Center follows and practices the prevention strategies set forth by the CDC and EPA and adheres to the recommendations set forth in the U.S. EPA’s emerging Pathogen Policy regarding cleaning disinfectants.

Contact Information
General Services Contractor (freight, carpet, furniture, carpet, utilities)
Dave Houston
Rosemont Exposition Services, Inc. (RES)
847-993-4654
dhouston@rosemontexpo.com
Exhibitor/Sponsor Support
Ceci Quispe
Event Coordinator
847-405-4018
quispec@bnpmedia.com
Overall Event Operations
Dana Marsoupian
Sr. Events Manager
248-719-5416
marsoupiand@bnpmedia.com
Marketing
Mike Spencer
Marketing Specialist
248-244-1727
spencerm@bnpmedia.com

You can find full details on the Convention Center’s safety strategies here, which include but is not limited to the following:

Higher frequency cleaning, especially high-touch items such as door handles, handrails & washrooms
Increasing strength of disinfecting solution used throughout building
Increased staff training to identify and prevent transmission of COVID-19
One-way aisles on tradeshow floor
Decreased seating in educational sessions to allow for social distancing
Hand-sanitizer stations throughout the building
Mask usage recommended and distribution for those who want them on-site
Additional signage to encourage social distancing throughout event
Revamping food service to ensure food safety, including the elimination of buffets. See more on Aramark’s COVID-19 response here.


WHAT IS SHOW MANAGEMENT DOING TO ENSURE SUFFICIENT PARTICIPATION?
The ASSEMBLY Show management and marketing teams understand that for some individuals travel to industry events this fall might be difficult due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Maximizing attendance is always a priority for show management. Here is a list of just some of the resources and infrastructure currently being implemented to drive participation.

Comprehensive print, digital and online attendee acquisition campaign.
Increase in attendee acquisition efforts using new behavioral and business type profiling strategies.
Numerous manufacturing industry association co-marketing agreements.
NEW virtual platform that will allow for participation by attendees who are unable or unwilling to attend the in-person event.

We are working towards creating The ASSEMBLY Show as a “Hybrid Event”. This means that in addition to the in-person event, there will be a virtual option where online participants will be able to register and access educational content as well as chat and make appointments with event exhibitors, sponsors, attendees and speakers should they be unable to attend The ASSEMBLY Show in person.

This added virtual component will allow attendees to participate in The ASSEMBLY Show in a way they feel most comfortable and will help increase the overall participation in the Show, without restrictions, to the benefit of all. This virtual platform will be available for no additional fee to all event registrants.

WHAT HAPPENS IF YOU CANNOT LEGALLY HOST THE ASSEMBLY SHOW IN ROSEMONT OVER THE PLANNED OCTOBER DATES?

In the unlikely chance that we would not be able to legally hold The ASSEMBLY Show this October, our plan would be to postpone The ASSEMBLY Show to January 2021. We have secured back up dates with the Donald E. Stephens Convention Center should we need to take this approach.

WHEN WILL AN OFFICIAL DECISION BE MADE TO POSTPONE OR MOVE FORWARD WITH THE ASSEMBLY SHOW?

Should our plans change, show management will notify all event exhibitors, sponsors, speakers and attendees no later than July 31st if The 2020 ASSEMBLY Show will be postponed.

We can’t thank you enough for being a valued exhibitor and supporter of The ASSEMBLY Show. If you have further questions or concerns, please don’t hesitate to reach out to me or your sales manager. Your opinion matters to us and will help guide us to make the best decision for all event participants as we draw nearer to The ASSEMBLY Show.

Best Regards,
The ASSEMBLY Show Management Team

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