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It was just a few short weeks ago that we were scheduled to meet at the Metro Toronto Convention Centre for CMPX 2020.  By the time of the scheduled show opening, the Convention Centre was closed, and any mass gatherings were considered illegal in Ontario. How quickly things have evolved.

These past few weeks have been interesting as we unwind everything that had been done to ensure a successful CMPX event.  A number of contracts needed to be reviewed, cost impacts mitigated, options for the future of the event needed consideration, and of course, communications to exhibitors and industry stakeholders was a constant.

Over this past month, we have regularly reached out to many industry stakeholders to determine the best possible timing for the next CMPX event.  Due to the severe and fluid impacts of COVID-19 on the industry and the trade show business, we have determined that the best option is to hold the next event in 2022.  We believe this will ensure that we meet the needs of both exhibitors and visitors.  We have been successful in securing dates at the Metro Toronto Convention Centre for 2022.

Mark your calendars! CMPX 2022 will be held the week of March 20th, 2022, with the show opening for three days on March 23rd, 2022.

We will be communicating directly with exhibitors in the coming weeks regarding the options available to them for the 2022 event.  In the meantime, if any exhibitor requires an immediate refund, they can email the request to showoffice@cmpxshow.com and a refund will be processed immediately.

We thank the exhibitors, show partners, the trade press, and all other industry stakeholders for their patience and support over these past few weeks.  It’s a difficult time for everyone, let’s hope that days of normalcy come sooner than later!