Questex Postpones World Tea Conference + Expo 2020 Amid COVID-19 Epidemic

Event Rescheduled for October 15-18, 2020, in Denver, Colorado

NEW YORK, March 20, 2020 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Questex, the parent company of World Tea Conference + Expo, today announced it has been forced to postpone the event due to the COVID-19 epidemic. Originally scheduled to run June 8-11, 2020, World Tea Conference + Expo has been rescheduled to October 15-18, 2020, at the Colorado Convention Center in Denver, Colorado.

“We are facing an unprecedented health situation,” said Paul Miller, CEO of World Tea Conference + Expo parent company, Questex. “The Federal government has asked that no more than 10 people gather in one place due to COVID-19, and the Governor of Colorado has recommended the cancellation of all public gatherings of more than 250 people. Due to the COVID-19 circumstances, we are forced to postpone World Tea Conference + Expo. We recognize the impact that the postponement has on the tea community. Our exhibitors, sponsors and speakers put in an enormous amount of work preparing for the event. This will be the first time in 18 years the event has been forced to postpone. However, the health and safety of the tea community, and the broader community, is vitally important and it makes the event postponement unavoidable.”

For 18 years, World Tea Conference + Expo has been the hub for tea industry professionals to come together with their passion of tea to learn, grow their businesses, and network with their peers, while building lasting partnerships and friendships. The event features more than 200 exhibits and hundreds of new tea products, 50+ educational sessions and workshops, 65 speakers and an industry awards ceremony. Several thousand professionals and businesses from the international tea and beverage industry will attend, including buyers and decision makers from restaurants and bars, foodservice, retail, grocery, hotels, spas, and tea and coffeehouses, among others.

For more information on World Tea Conference + Expo, visit https://worldteaexpo.com.

About World Tea Conference + Expo
World Tea Conference + Expo is the key annual event for the specialty tea market, that offers education essential for tea shop owners, retailers and hospitality professionals, e-commerce business owners, distributors, manufacturers and aspiring entrepreneurs; and provides an important venue for exhibitors to showcase the latest products to the industry. World Tea Conference + Expo is part of the Bar & Restaurant Group, a division of Questex Hospitality, which also produces World Tea Academy, and daily content on WorldTeaNews.com.

About Questex
Questex helps people live better and longer. Questex brings people together in the markets that help people live better: travel, hospitality and wellness; the industries that help people live longer: life science and healthcare; and the technologies that enable and fuel these new experiences. We live in the experience economy – connecting our ecosystem through live events, surrounded by data insights and digital communities. We deliver experience and real results. It happens here.

Media Contact
Kate Spellman
Chief Marketing Officer
Questex
kspellman@questex.com 
212 895 8488

Questex Cancels International Esthetics, Cosmetics and Spa Conference (IECSC) Chicago Amid COVID-19 Pandemic

IECSC Chicago Reconvenes in April 2021

NEW YORK, March 18, 2020 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Questex, the parent company of International Esthetics, Cosmetics and Spa Conference (IECSC), today announces the event will be forced to cancel due to the COVID-19 pandemic. IECSC Chicago and the co-located America’s Beauty Show (ABS) were originally scheduled to run April 18-20, 2020 at McCormick Place in Chicago, IL.

“We are facing an unprecedented health situation. The Federal government has asked that no more than ten people gather in one place due to COVID-19, and the Governor of Illinois has issued Gubernatorial Disaster Proclamations declaring a state of emergency and prohibiting gatherings of more than 1,000 persons in any location.  Under these circumstances, we are forced to cancel IECSC Chicago. We recognize that a tremendous amount of work the community has put into preparing for the event – from exhibit booths, to speaker presentations and entertainment programs,” said Paul Miller, CEO of IECSC Chicago parent company, Questex. “The health and safety of the spa and wellness community, and the broader community, is of the upmost importance and it makes the event cancellation unavoidable.”

IECSC Chicago is the Midwest’s leading spa and wellness show. It attracts top manufacturers and suppliers in the spa and wellness markets and draws thousands of industry professionals each year. In addition to 50+ cutting-edge education classes including advanced business seminars and makeup workshops, IECSC Chicago attendees purchase products from hundreds of exhibitors and gain unlimited connections over three-days.

While we’ll miss seeing attendees at IECSC Chicago, all registered attendees can credit their passes to attend IECSC Las Vegas, scheduled to take place June 27-29, 2020 in Las Vegas; IECSC New York, which has been rescheduled to take place August 1-3, 2020 in New York City; or IECSC Florida November 15-16, 2020 in Jacksonville, Florida. For more information, visit www.iecsc.com.

All registered exhibitors of IECSC Chicago can credit their exhibit space to attend an upcoming IECSC event. For additional information, contact Kathy Gruttadauria at kgruttadauria@questex.com.

IECSC Chicago and the co-located ABS will reconvene April 17-19, 2021 at the Donald E. Stephens Convention Center in Rosemont, IL. 

For additional information about IECSC Chicago, visit www.iecscchicago.com. For additional information on ABS, visit americasbeautyshow.com.  

About Questex
Questex helps people live better and longer. Questex brings people together in the markets that help people live better: travel, hospitality and wellness; the industries that help people live longer: life science and healthcare; and the technologies that enable and fuel these new experiences. We live in the experience economy – connecting our ecosystem through live events, surrounded by data insights and digital communities. We deliver experience and real results. It happens here.

Media Contact
Kate Spellman
Chief Marketing Officer
Questex
kspellman@questex.com
212 895 8488

Questex Postpones Nightclub & Bar Show 2020 Amid COVID-19 Concerns

NEW YORK, March 12, 2020 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Questex, the parent company of Nightclub & Bar Show, today announces the event will be postponed following recent reports from the World Health Organization (WHO) and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Originally scheduled to run March 30-April 1, 2020, the Nightclub & Bar Show has been rescheduled to June 22-24, 2020 at the Las Vegas Convention Center.

“We recognize all the hard work that so many have put into preparing for their exhibit booths, speaker presentations and entertainment programs that accompany every Nightclub & Bar Show event,” said Paul Miller, CEO of Nightclub & Bar Show parent company, Questex. “This will be the first time in 35 years the event has been forced to postpone. The health and wellness of the bar and restaurant community, and the community at large, makes postponement unavoidable.”

Nightclub & Bar Show is the nation’s most influential gathering of bar and restaurant owners and operators. The event offers exclusive access to leading suppliers launching new and exciting products, endless networking opportunities and the latest industry topics and trends through an array of expert speakers, educational workshops, offsite events, tours of top Las Vegas venues and amazing nightlife events.

Helping industry professionals gain critical skills to ensure their success, the three-day event brings together leaders, innovators and experts through the 2020 Nightclub & Bar Show Educational Program. This year, the program offers 70+ information-packed sessions across five tracks covering: operations, people & staffing, guest experience, food & beverage and marketing & promotions from more than 40 industry experts. For more information visit www.ncbshow.com

About Nightclub & Bar Show
Nightclub & Bar Show is owned by Questex and is the go-to resource for the bar and restaurant industry. Mirroring the fast-paced, trend-setting nature of the hospitality industry, Nightclub & Bar has been providing the specific tools bar and restaurant owners, operators and managers need to grow their businesses, compete, and succeed in this hyper-competitive and dynamic industry. Nightclub & Bar Show is part of the Bar & Restaurant Group, a division of the Questex Hospitality Group which also produces VIBE Conference, Nightclub & Bar Awards, and daily content on barandrestaurantexpo.com 

About Questex
Questex helps people live better and longer. Questex brings people together in the markets that help people live better: travel, hospitality and wellness; the industries that help people live longer: life science and healthcare; and the technologies that enable and fuel these new experiences. We live in the experience economy – connecting our ecosystem through live events, surrounded by data insights and digital communities. We deliver experience and real results. It happens here.

Media Contact
Kate Spellman
Chief Marketing Officer
Questex
kspellman@questex.com
212 895 8488

Featured Keynotes Include NASA Scientist and Boeing Case Study at Questex’s 2020 Sensors Expo & Conference and Embedded Technologies Expo & Conference

Presentations to highlight the critical role of sensing technology in deep space exploration and how organizations can build safer systems

FRAMINGHAM, Mass., March 12, 2020 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Questex today unveiled keynote speakers for the 2020 Sensors Expo & Conference (#Sensors20) and Embedded Technologies Expo & Conference (#EmbTech20) events. Featuring Dr. Kathleen Gallagher Boggs, Exploration Capabilities Development Team Lead for NASA, and Gregory Travis, Managing Director, Supporwell LLC, this year’s presentations will highlight the critical role of sensing technology in extending the opportunities for deep space exploration and the software development approaches that today’s organizations can use to build safer systems. The two insightful keynotes will kickstart the 2020 events, giving attendees a unique opportunity to learn more about today’s applications and future trends and discover new approaches to evergreen challenges. To view the 2020 Sensors Expo & Conference schedule, please visit HERE.  To view the 2020 Embedded Technologies Expo & Conference schedule, please visit HERE.

Keynote sessions include:

From airplanes and automobiles to the latest electronic devices and wearable technology, software is an increasingly important part of most products today, delivering gains in flexibility, speed-to-market, cost advantages, and features that would not be achievable in hardware alone. In fact, at the core of it many modern systems are really just networks of computers and software. But along with the exponential growth in software code has come added complexity and risk that can be difficult to manage in even some of the seemingly simplest of systems. Using the example of what went wrong with the Boeing 737 MAX, this keynote examines the engineering, cultural, systems design and software development approaches that can lead to negative outcomes and what today’s organizations can do to build safer systems.

This keynote presentation discusses NASA’s current exploration plans and the challenges associated with human voyages to the Moon and Mars. It describes key human spaceflight capabilities that must be advanced to enable NASA’s exploration goals, including sensors and avionics that can survive extreme environments, systems that enable crew and vehicle autonomy, and highly reliable environmental monitoring systems that require minimal maintenance. The keynote presentation will also address the importance and application of these capabilities to deep space human spaceflight, and the activities required to advance critical exploration capabilities, the means of demonstrating system performance, and implementation planning, including selection of flight test location based upon the unique environments and characteristics of the International Space Station, exploration-class vehicles, and lunar surface habitats.

To register for Sensors Expo & Conference during Early Bird Rates, click here. To register for Embedded Technologies Expo & Conference during Early Bird Rates, click here. Press registration for the events is also available here.

About Sensors, IoT, and Embedded Week
Sensors, IoT, and Embedded Week is set to take over Silicon Valley with four co-located events that will take place June 22-24, 2020 at the McEnery Convention Center in San Jose, California. These events will host the largest gathering of design engineers in North America at the flagship 2020 Sensors Expo & Conference, Embedded Technologies Expo & Conference, Autonomous Technologies Conference, and the inaugural IoT Implementation Forum. Collectively, these events will showcase the design, application, and disruption brought on by these new and emerging technologies.

About Questex
Questex helps people live better and longer. Questex brings people together in the markets that help people live better: travel, hospitality and wellness; the industries that help people live longer: life science and healthcare; and the technologies that enable and fuel these new experiences. We live in the experience economy – connecting our ecosystem through live events, surrounded by data insights and digital communities. We deliver experience and real results. It happens here.

For further information, contact:
Ashley Secondini
Senior Marketing Manager
617-219-8358
asecondini@questex.com

Sarah Murray
Partner, Attune Communications
781-378-2674
sarah@attunecommunications.com 

Questex Cancels The Beauty Experience NY (IBS NY) and International Esthetician, Cosmetic and Spa Conference (IECSC) Events Amid COVID-19 Concerns

Follows New York Declaring a State of Emergency

NEW YORK, March 07, 2020 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Questex, the parent company of The Beauty Experience (IBS NY) and the International Esthetician, Cosmetic and Spa Conference (IECSC), today announces the two events will be cancelled based on COVID-19 concerns. Questex is seeking alternative dates for its beauty and wellness community to come together.

The two shows, slated to co-locate at the Javits Convention Center in New York March 8-10, draw tens of thousands of people each and every year. They also attract the largest manufacturers and suppliers to the professional beauty, barber, spa, skincare, nails and makeup/cosmetic markets. 

Earlier today, New York Governor Andrew Cuomo declared state of emergency as the number of Coronaviruses surge. “There’s no doubt that massive quarantine is the best way to slow the spread,” Cuomo said. New York joins multiple states that have declared emergencies over the coronavirus, including Maryland, California and Utah. The emergency declaration allows for more resources to go to local health departments responsible for monitoring those under quarantine, among other efforts, Cuomo said.

“With new reports of COVID-19 cases in New York and the state of emergency announced by Governor Cuomo, our decision to cancel both The Beauty Experience (IBS NY) and the International Esthetician, Cosmetic and Spa Conference (IECSC) was a difficult decision,” said Paul Miller, CEO of Questex. “We are facing an unprecedented health situation. There is no greater importance than the health and safety of our community members and that will always be the guiding principle that drives. We want to thank the beauty and wellness industry for their support of the events. It is these organizations and people that enable us to bring our community together to buy and sell spa, esthetics, cosmetic, salon, barber and other beauty products that drive our industry.”
    
Questex will be introducing a digital solution, which will feature many of the educators, speakers and exhibitors from both of the events, to help keep buyers and sellers connected in the industry during this challenging time.  

About Questex
Questex helps people live better and longer. Questex brings people together in the markets that help people live better: travel, hospitality and wellness; the industries that help people live longer: life science and healthcare; and the technologies that enable and fuel these new experiences. We live in the experience economy – connecting our ecosystem through live events, surrounded by data insights and digital communities. We deliver experience and real results. It happens here.

Media Contact
Kate Spellman
Chief Marketing Officer
Questex
kspellman@questex.com
212 895 8488