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RFID Journal LIVE! Postponed Until September 2020

Due to concerns regarding the worldwide COVID-19 crisis, RFID Journal has rescheduled this year's conference and exhibition.
By RFID Journal
Mar 11, 2020

Emerald Expositions has issued the following announcement regarding the upcoming RFID Journal LIVE! 2020 conference:

The health and safety of each and every member of our community and our staff is of the utmost importance to us. After closely monitoring the risk and impact of COVID-19 on a daily basis, and speaking at length with members of our community, RFID Journal LIVE!, which had been scheduled for Apr. 28-30, 2020, at the Orange County Convention Center in Orlando, Fla., has been postponed to September.

RFID Journal LIVE! 2020 will now take place from Wednesday, September 9, to Friday, September 11, 2020, at the Orange County Convention Center and will be co-located with another Emerald event, Surf Expo. Staging Thursday, September 10 to Saturday, September 12, 2020, at the Orange County Convention Center, Surf Expo is the largest and longest-running board sports and beach/resort lifestyle tradeshow in the world.

The recent developments regarding COVID-19—including, but not limited to, the declaration by the World Health Organization of COVID-19 as a pandemic, the accelerating pace of confirmed cases worldwide and domestically, the current quarantines and travel restrictions imposed by government authorities affecting participating companies, various company-imposed travel restrictions on employees, and the cancellations of several key RFID Journal LIVE! customers, partners and speakers—made it impossible to effectively execute an April event that delivers the level of education, connection and customer value our community expects. Driven by our responsibility to produce a great event and best serve the interests of our RFID Journal community, we made the decision to postpone LIVE! until September 2020.

RFID Journal's mission is to provide networking and educational opportunities for companies eager to learn how radio frequency identification (RFID), Internet of Things (IoT) and other related technologies can cut costs, boost sales and improve efficiencies across many industries. This priority is the driving force behind our commitment to produce a September 2020 show that meets the expectations of our community.

We are focused on continuing to serve our industry, creating ways to connect and working closely with our communities, to provide the necessary support and information to prepare them for a successful September 2020 show. We appreciate your ongoing loyalty to RFID Journal LIVE! and thank you in advance for your understanding. The information on our website will be promptly updated and further announcements regarding the September 9-11, 2020, edition of RFID Journal LIVE! will be posted in due course.

"I know exhibitors and attendees will have many questions about this decision to move the event," says Mark Roberti, RFID Journal's founder and editor. "This is an unprecedented situation, and we are still working through some of the logistical details involved. We will be following up with more detailed information as we have it." For more information and updates about LIVE! 2020, please visit the event's website.

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