The Private Label Manufacturers Association (PLMA) announced yesterday that its annual trade show, originally scheduled for November 14-16, 2021, now will take place January 30-February 1, 2022. The location is the same - the Donald E. Stephens Convention Center in Chicago.
In a prepared statement, Peggy Davies, president of PLMA said, "PLMA recognizes the tremendous value of making in-person connections; we were especially looking forward to hosting our first in-person U.S. trade show since 2019 just a few weeks from now. As we know, the Delta variant came along and changed almost everyone’s plans … By the start of the new-year, we expect that significant nationwide progress toward normalcy will be evident, borders will be open, and corporate travel will resume."
- KC's View:
I admire PLMA's optimism about the new year, though it seems a little overly so considering that pandemic numbers generally get worse during the winter months, not better. And it isn't like PLMA will be able to have outside events - it will be late January in Chicago. In fact, weather could end up being a bigger problem than Covid.