Clarion Events, owners and organisers of Halloween & Party Expo (and co-located HAuNTcon) has today confirmed the 2021 event, scheduled to take place 22 – 24 January 2021 in Dallas, Texas, will now pivot to a virtual event for the Halloween, party, celebration and haunt community.
In a statement to exhibitors and visitors, the company said: “This has been a difficult decision but we continue to put the health, safety and wellbeing of our team, customers, partners, family and friends above all other priorities and those values remain most important to us.
In light of both governmental direction and general public health advisories a face-to-face event will not be possible with the ongoing impact of the Covid-19 pandemic and the government issued State of Disaster in Texas.”
Marni Golden Vinci, show director of H&P Expo and Michele Buggy, executive director at the Halloween & Costume Association added: “We have been talking with retailers and exhibitors over the past few months and we know the impact Covid-19 has had on our communities and your business, however we always return to the strong, future-proof tradition of Halloween and the joy and celebration it brings.”
“With your feedback, the team at the Halloween & Party Expo and the Halloween & Costume Association are excited to build a new virtual opportunity that provides you with the resources you need for a successful 2021 season – including the ability to discover new products, connect with fellow retailers and new exhibitors, and find business best practices and the tools you need to stand out from your competition.”
Stay tuned to PartyWorldwide.net and Progressive Party magazine (H&P’s International Media Partner) over the upcoming months for information on this new virtual opportunity as well as the 2022 edition of the Halloween & Party Expo.