Updated: Security Industry Event Postponements and Cancellations

March 20, 2020
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Southern Lock and Supply's 2020 Trade Show and Learning Expo, originally scheduled June 18–20 in St. Petersburg, Florida, has been cancelled because of the OVID-19 coronavirus pandemic. Below is a special announcement from Dave Swartz.

The Electronic Security Expo (ESX) 2020 also has been canceled, but that doesn’t necessarily mean that all activities related to the event have been shelved.

The event, scheduled for June 9–12 in Nashville, Tennessee, was canceled after show organizers were unable to secure the venue for future dates. ESX 2021 is scheduled for June 15–18 at the Kentucky International Convention Center in Louisville, Kentucky.

However, on its website, ESX says it’s exploring holding some of the convention’s regular programming virtually, although it didn’t provide details. ESX also says it still will conduct its annual Innovation Awards. The deadline has been extended, but again, no details were announced.

The IML Arizona Expo, previously scheduled for June 10-12 in Phoenix, joins the growing list of security event cancellations. At this time, IML's remaining 2020 Expos are still on the calendar, Aug 12-14 in San Antonio, Texas, and Nov. 4-6 in Las Vegas.

Safetech 2020, previously scheduled for April 27-May 2 in Tulsa, Oklahoma, has been cancelled because of the COVID-19 coronavirus outbreak. Safetech 2021 is scheduled April 10-15, 2021, in Reno, Nevada.

Just Cars, the locksmith industry’s largest automotive event, has been forced to cancel because of the COVID-19 coronavirus outbreak.

The training event and expo was scheduled April 23-26 in Orlando, Florida. Plans are underway for Just Cars 2021, scheduled May 6-9 in Phoenix.

Here is the official statement from the Just Cars website:

“Due to the current global health crisis Just Cars 2020 has been canceled. Understandably, everyone has questions about tickets and classes that have been purchased. We request your patience as we develop a process, which will be communicated as soon as possible. Thank you!”

The growing list of security industry event cancellations and postponements also includes:

HL Flake 2020 Trade Show and Education, postponed, education portion rescheduled June 11-12

NFPA Conference & Expo 2020, canceled

IDN-Kansas City Trade Show, canceled

International Hardware Fair, canceled

ISC West, postponed to Oct. 5-7

KDL Hardware Supply Spring Trade Show, postponed to Oct. 17

Security Hardware Distributors Association (SHDA) Industry Summit, postponed to Aug. 10-14

Security Canada East, postponed, date TBA