METALCON 2020 Postponed Until October 2021 In Tampa
The exhibit hall at METALCON 2019. Photo credit: McBoat Photography.
Newton, MA - METALCON, the metal construction industry’s largest international event for metal construction products, technologies and solutions, has postponed its 2020 show until October 6-8, 2021 in Tampa, Florida.
“Due to the ongoing concerns of the COVID-19 pandemic and mandates established by the state of Nevada, METALCON 2020 cannot take place as planned for this October,” said Frank Stasiowski, FAIA, CEO of PSMJ Resources and METALCON.
“To their credit, Las Vegas and the State of Nevada have done everything they can to try to get us to open up in October and have our convention there,” continued Stasiowski. “They work with dozens of other meetings and tradeshows trying
to do the same, but this virus is relentless and is really working against all of us, including the State of Nevada and the great people at the Las Vegas Convention & Visitors Authority.”
While it is difficult to replace a live, person-to-person event, the METALCON team is focused on developing new programming and essential training to help attendees take their businesses to the next level.
METALCON is announcing three new initiatives:
1. METALCON Safety Certificate Program for both supervisors and foremen in the metal construction industry, leading to an annual credential, making every one of their projects safer.
2. METALCON Business Development Program, featuring education and training in all aspects of business from the technical to business to sales, that will enhance business via a series of virtual seminars leading to a certificate awarded at METALCON 2021.
3. METALCON Live! New Industry Briefs featuring industry leaders who will provide up-to-date information on what is happening in today’s marketplace.
“The good news in this industry, in particular, is 90 percent of you are busier today in 2020 than you’ve been in decades,” said Stasiowski. “We are more profitable as a result of being forced into this virtual environment–working
from home, not traveling and not spending overhead dollars. All signs point to greater investment in infrastructure and the ability of cash to grow projects. We see investment going on in new steel plants right here in America. All of this points
to an uptick in business in 2021, and we are going to be here to help you.”
“We will continue to navigate these uncharted waters to the best of our ability and ask you to navigate them with us,” said Judy Geller, Vice President of Tradeshows at METALCON. “Until we can meet again in person, we look forward to
connecting with you virtually and to delivering a world-class event next year in Tampa!”
Click here to listen to Stasiowski's message to METALCON attendees and exhibitors.
For attendees and exhibitors already registered for this year’s event, registrations will automatically be applied to the METALCON 2021 event. For those unable to commit to the roll-over, contact the METALCON team at email@example.com.
METALCON is the largest international event in the metal construction and design industry. Established in 1991, it’s the only annual tradeshow and conference devoted exclusively to the application of metal in design and construction. Contractors, architects, developers, owners, fabricators, manufacturers, suppliers and distributors from more than 50 countries attend each year. Industry experts from 200+ leading companies exhibit the latest products, solutions and game-changing technologies, while sharing their knowledge with attendees. METALCON’S success is based on a dynamic exhibit hall, extensive educational programs and interactive learning opportunities. Produced by PSMJ Resources, Inc., the next METALCON takes place at the Las Vegas Convention Center, 18-20, 2023. For more information, visit www.metalcon.com.