Informa Markets and the Waste360 Group announced May 21 that WasteExpo 2020 has been canceled as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic. The event was originally scheduled for May 4-7 in New Orleans and later postponed to Aug. 10-13 because of the virus. This is the first time in WasteExpo’s more than 50-year history that organizers have been forced to cancel the event.
According to organizers, the in-person event will return April 26-29, 2021, in Las Vegas.
The event’s organizers say they experienced strong industry support in the postponement of the event as it moved from May to August; however, it became an increasing safety concern as the COVID-19 situation worsened nationwide, with New Orleans particularly hit hard.
In lieu of the in-person event, Informa and Waste360 announced they will be hosting a digital event, WasteExpo Together Online, Aug. 10-14.