COVID-19 Halts EGSA, MATS

13 March 2020

Citing the COVID-19 outbreak, the Electrical Generating Systems Association (EGSA) has canceled its spring conference, which was scheduled for March 15-17 in Las Vegas, Nevada, USA.

Shortly after that the Mid-America Truck Show (MATS) announced it was cancelling its 2020 exhibition.

EGSA’s statement: “In light of the latest updates with regard to the COVID-19 outbreak, it is with great regret that we inform you that, for reasons out of our control, we have no alternative but to cancel the 2020 EGSA Spring Conference, due to take place in Las Vegas, NV, March 15 -17,” the organization said. “It has been our priority to create a safe and healthy environment for our attendees and exhibitors, and with the World Health Organization’s (WHO) recent reclassification of the virus to a pandemic along with recent Government changes to travel restrictions, we feel we are no longer able to ensure the health and safety of our attendees.

“We appreciate your patience and understanding as EGSA Staff remain in Vegas to work with Planet Hollywood on this matter.”

EGSA is dedicated exclusively to on-site power generation and is comprised of over 750 companies throughout the U.S. and around the world that make, sell, distribute and use on-site power generation technology and equipment, including generators, engines, switchgear, controls, voltage regulators, governors and other products.

From MATS:

“It is with a heavy heart and deep regret that we announce the cancellation of the 2020 Mid-America Trucking Show scheduled for March 26-28 in Louisville, Ky.

“This is a decision we did not make lightly, but in consultation with our exhibitors, attendees, supporters, and partners, including Kentucky Venues, Louisville Tourism, Kentucky Governor’s Office, and the Kentucky Cabinet for Health and Families Services. 

“In light of today’s extraordinary circumstances and with an abundance of caution, this decision has been made with the health and safety of our attendees, exhibitors, employees, and show partners in mind.  

“MATS has a proud tradition as the largest and most well-attended show in heavy-duty trucking. We will return stronger than ever in 2021 and will focus on an unforgettable 50th-anniversary event – March 25-27, 2021 in Louisville, Ky.”

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