COVID-19 has paralyzed the exhibits and events industry and, as a result, has no only put our industry’s venues on hold but converted many to field hospitals.    While the social distancing and shelter at home programs have succeeded in safe-guarding the ability of our healthcare system to care for those infected and reduced the need for maintaining the field hospitals capacities there are still many questions to resolve about when will these venues re-open for events.

Hosted by Jim Wurm, Executive Director


  • Christine McMahon, SVP Human Resources & Labor, Jacob Javits CC
  • David Causton, General Mgr, McCormick Place
  • Steve Patterson, , Sr. Mgr. Convention Svcs., Las Vegas Convention Center