Manufacturers Not Interested in October 2020 ISC West Show

By John Honovich, Published Apr 13, 2020, 08:17am EDT

Manufacturers overwhelmingly say they are not interested in going to the twice 'postponed' ICS West now tentatively rescheduled for October 2020.

Inside this note, we examine 175 manufacturer responses, looking at statistics, key themes and sharing dozens of comments.

Executive *******

**** **% **** **** were *** **** ********** while ***** **% **** they **** **** ********** as *** ***** ***** shows:

*** *** ****** **** the ******** ****, ** order ** **** ***** raised:

  • **** ** ********** *** mentioned **********, **** ******** ones. ** ****, ** do *** ******** * single ******* ** ** as ** ***** ** across *** ******.
  • ********, *************' ****** ** cancel *** **** **** was ******.
  • *** ***** ** *** West ****: *** ******* 2020 ********* **** ** just * ****** ****** the ***** **** ********* one, ***** ************* **** would ******** ********** *** both *** ****** ***** for *************.
  • *** ***** ** *** 2020: *** **** **** is *** ********* ** start **** ** **** after *** ****. ************* complained **** ***** *** burden *** **** ** staff ***** ***** *** a ******* ********* ** attendance.
  • **** ************* ****** *** issue ** ******* ******* which *** **** ***** will *** *****, **** though ** *** *** 'postponed' *** **** ***** across * * ****** span.
  • *******, **** ************* ****** about *** **** ** 'virtual' ************ *** *** long-term ******* ** ***** shows.

Very ********** **** **** ********

**** *** **** **** 10% **** ********* **** interest ** ***** ** the ******* **** ********* significant ************, **** ***** low **********, **** **:

  • "** *** ******** ****, every **** **** ** held ****** **** ****, so *’* ******** **** will *** **** *** attendance."
  • "***** *** ** ** well ********. ****** ********"
  • "* ***** **** **** cancel *** **** *** it ** *** ****** to ** **** ** Vegas **** **** ** NYC."
  • "**** **** *** **** the ***** ** ** to *** **** **** year, ** * ******'* expect ********** ** ** high. ** **** *****, might **** **** ***** just ** *** ** off ***** ****, ** many **** ****** ****** to **** *** * months ******* **** ***** won't ** **** ** a **********."
  • "**** ******* **'** **** to ** *** ** the *****-** ***** * couple ****** ****** ** least. **** **** ******? There **** ** *** attendance ** *** ****"

Multiple ********

*** *********** ****** ********** multiple ******** ****** ******* of *** ************. *** example, *** ********** ************ issues:

******* ** *** ***** to *** **** *** GSX ****, *** ***** to *** ****. ** vendor ****** *** *** COVID-19 ******** ** ***** to **** ** **** send ***** *********** ***** couple ** ***** ** a ********* ***** **** instead ** ********** ******** needs. *** ******** **** end ** ***** ***** three ****, **** ****** duplication ******* ****.

*** **** ************ ********** the ******** *** ***** customers:

*** ******* ** *** working **** ******* **** they **** **** ** focus ** ******** ******* the *** ** *** year - ******* **********. Dealers **** ******** ********* loss *** **** * strong ****** ** ******* this ****. ** **** be ********* ** ***** on ********* ***** *** this *****. ** ** go ** *** **** in *******, **** ****** is ***** ** **** another *** **** ***** in ****? ** ** time *** *** ***** organizers ** ********** *** reality ** ******* *** the ****** ** ******** also **** **** ** us **** ******** * loss ** *** ********* families *** **** **** to ****** ** ***** time **** ********* ** a **** ** *** grieving *******.

Too ***** ** *** **** ****

**** ************* ********** ***** ISC **** **** *** being ** ***** ** ISC **** ****, ****** to ****** ********** ******* for **** ******:

  • "**** *** ************* ***********, it's **** *** ** think **** *** **** ripping ** *** ** this *****. *** **** will ** ****** ********, and **** ******** ** the **** ********* * short ****** *****. *** would *** ********** ****** both **** *** **** shows?"
  • "**** ** **** **** sense ** ****** *** prep *** **** *******?"
  • "** *** **** ** held ** ******* *** the **** *** ** held ** **'* ****** time * ******* ** will ****** ********** *** both ***** ***** ** close ********."
  • "******** - **** **** six ****** ** *** 'proper' *** **** ****, too **** ** *** of **** ****** ****** and *********, *** ** in * *** ******** rise ** *** *****-** if *** ***** ***'* under *******.
  • ** **'* **** * months **** ** *******, why *** ***********? ****** one ** *** ***** will ** ********. * doubt ***** *** **** new ************ *** ******** to ******** ** *** space ** * ******.
  • ** *** ** **** in *******, **** ******* to *** **** *** more *************, *** **** 2021 ***** ** ********* for *****, **** * months *****?
  • ** ***** **** **** are ********* ** **** their ******** **** *** original **** *** ********** of *** ***** ********* in *** **** * feel ** **** ** a ******** ******** ****.
  • "***: *** **** ***** in * ***** **** frame. **** ****** ****** give ***** ***** ***** back, ** *** **** apply ** ** *** normal ***** **** ****." [Note - *** **** show ** ********* *** March]
  • "*** **** ****, ** following *********, ***** ****** in ***** ** ***** 2021. *** ***** ** attend ******* *** **** 5-6 ****** *****?"
  • "* *** **** ****** benefit ***** *** **** is * ***** ***** anyway **** *** **** will **** ****** ***** in * ******. ** an *********, ** ***** a *** ** ******** all ****** * *** months ** **** *****. It *****'* **** ***** financially, ********** **** * tremendous ****** ** *********** about ********** ** *******."
  • "** ***** ** **** to ****** *** ** spend ** ****** ** Oct **** *** **** the ****** ******* *** ISC **** ****. * can *** **** ********* waiting ***** ****. *** would *** ****** ****, so ***** ********?"
  • "* **** ** ****** just ** ********* *** not ********* ***** **** the ****** **** ***** will **** ** * few ****** ****** *** the ********* ****."
  • "*** ***** ** *** East **** *** *** West ****"
  • "*** ****** ****** ********** forego *** ***** **** year. ** ******* *** everybody **** ******** ******* would ** *****. **'* better ** ******* *** ISC **** *** ** will ** ********* **** ever."
  • "******** ** * ***** so *****. **** ***'* need ******* **** ******* GSX, *** **** *** our *** ******* ***** in *** ****. ***** be *** *** ** a *********** ******* **** benefit."
  • "*** ***** ** **** and *** *** ***** 2020 ***** ***** ********* between ***** ******* ***** going ** ** ********* between ******* *** ***** (especially ** *********** ************* cut **** *&* ****)."
  • "*** **** ****** ** to ****** *** **** and ***** ** ****. If ** **** *** show ** *******, *** next *** **** **** place **** ** * months, *****?"
  • "********: **’* *** ***** to *** **** ****. At **** *****, *’* not **** ** **** two *** **** ***** in * *-* ***** span."

GSX ********

***** ************* *********, ************, have**** ******* **** **** GSX, *** *** **** the ******* ** **** in *** ****** **** of *** ****. ***, ISC **** *** ***** their **** ** ***** just ** **** ***** GSX ****, ******* *********** complaints **** *************:

  • "*** *** *** *** West *** ****** *** weeks ** *** *******. This **** *** * very ***** ****** ** my ************ ** ******* two ***** ******** ***** this ***** ********. ********** I ***** ****** *** go ** *** **** year.
  • "******* ***, ***, *** east *** **** ** a ******* **** *** shows. ** ********, **** will ** * ****** of **** ** *** the ****** **** ** to *****. * **** out ** *** ***** at * **** ** not **** ** ****."
  • "******* ******** ** *** east ** *** **** month *** *** ** before *** ****. ** will **** * ****** of ***** **** ** attend *** ** ** now *** **** ** more ****** *** ***** for **."
  • "**** **** ** *** close ** ***. *** West ***** ** ** canceled *** ****."
  • "********: *** **** *** GSX *** *** ****** 2 ***** ** *** another. ********** *** ***** shows **** ***** ******** is ***** ** ** extremely ***********."
  • "** *** *** ********** at *** **** ** October. ***** ** ***, IACP *** ****** *** same **** *****. **** to **** ****** ** Vegas *** *** **** in ******* *** **** again ** ****. *** happening *** **."
  • "**** ********. ***** *** now *** **** ***** within ** * **** period. **** ***** ***** uncertain ***** ****** ********** this ****, *** **** type ** *********** *********** and *** ***** **** have ** ****** ** even *** **** ***** this ****. *** **** absolutely ****** **** **** cancelled *** ****."
  • "*** ** ** **** & **** **** **** they ****** ***** ** & **** ** ****"
  • "**** **** ** ******. Two ***** ** ***** weeks ******** *** **********. It’s * *** ****. I ********** **** **** is *** *** ***** its *****, *** **** year **** **** ** find ******* ******, **** a ******* ****."
  • "**** ****** **** ****** the **** *** ******** this ****. *** ***** to *** **** ** November *** **** ****** again ** ***** ****. Makes ** ***** ** all *** **** ******* nor ****!"
  • "***** ** *** **** coast- **** ** *** and **** *** **** altogether. ****** **** *********. [note *** ** ** Atlanta **** ****]."
  • "***** ** ***** ** GSX ** **********. ****** those * ***** ***** apart ** ************* ** the ****** *** ************ that ****** *** **** those *****."
  • "*** **** ***** ********* into * ***** ****** of **** *** *** short ** * *** between **** *** *** 2021 *** **** ****."
  • "*** ****** *** ******* to ******** *** **** within * ***** ** GSX ****** **** ***** head ********."

Refund *********

* ****** ** ************* explicitly ****** *** ******* to *** * ******, which ** ***** *** Reed / *** **** refused:

  • "**’* * ***** ***** for ** ** **** point. ****** *** **** money *** ** **** see *** ** ****. Otherwise, *** ** *** go **** ****** *******. gReed ****** ** ******* of ***** ******** **** this ****."
  • "* **** **** **** do *** **** ** refund *** ***** ** just ****** ***** ** why **** ***********. ****** ISC **** **** ** Oct *** **** ****** ISC **** **** ** March/April ** *******."
  • "***** **** ****'* ****** line, *'* ********** ** find *** ********* ** hosting * ***** ** this (***********) ******* **** the ****** ** * weeks. * ***** **** should ****** *** **** show *** *** ** extra *** ** *** 2021 ****, ** ********* along ***** *****?"
  • "**-********** ***** **** **** a ***** **** **** anything. ***** **** ***** COVID-19 ********, **** ****'* going ** ** ******* or ****** **** ******** so **** (***/****) *** pushing ** ******* ** try ** ***** ****** to ******* **** **** issue ******* ** **********."
  • "*** ***** ** *** East, *** *** ***** end ** **** *****. They ****** ****** *** put ** * ******* showcase ** ***** *** if **** **** **** to ****** *** *****. Then **** *** **** in **** *** ** forget *** ***** ****."
  • "** * ************, ** will *** ** ***** to *** **** **** year *** *** *********** if ** **** ** or *** **** ****. How **** ******* *** refunds (** ** ** sits ***, ** *******) especially ** **** **** when ****** ** ****** revenues, ****** **** ******** from ****."
  • "**** *** ********** *** of ***** *****. ** disappointing.... *. ** ** too ***** ** ***. To **** ********* *** booths **** *** ** another ** **** **** a **** ** * slap ** *** ****. Shame ** *** *** REED. *. **** **** date ** *********. ****** the **** **** *** refund ** *** *****."
  • "**** * ****** ***** the **** *** ****. My **** ** **** they ***** ************* ** skip **** **** *** put ****** ******* ***** towards **** (********). ** nothing ****, * ******** should ** ******* *********** the ****** ******* **** in **********."
  • "** ******* ***** *** West ****** *** ******* and ******* * ***** and ******** ** *** Vegas *** *******... *********** the *** *** *** handled **** **** *** beginning **** *** ******* feel *******. * ***** we *** *** *** only *** ** ********** should ** **** *** companies **** *** ******** drastically **, ***** ***’* be **** **** *********. SIA *** **** **** handled **** ******."
  • "* ** **** ******* about **** **** ****. I **** **** **** respect *** *** *** handled *** ************ *** rescheduling **** ****. * think *** **** ***** they *** ** ** completely ****** **** **** and ***** ** ****** next **** ***** ******* to *******."
  • "****** **** *** ****** in **** *** ****** for ****. ********** **** already ******** ***** ***** for **** ***** *********** event."

Going *******

*******, * ******* ** manufacturers ****** *** ********* of ********* ******** ***** with ******* ****:

  • "**** ****** **** ****** ISC **** **** ******** year. * **** **** with *** *** ************* pretty **** ***** ******* shows **** **** (*** to **** ***** ********) they ****** ** ********* next **** ** **** will ** ************* **** than **** ***** *******. We ******** *** **** people ****** *** ******* event **** ** ***** have *** ** **** was ***** ** ****** it's ******** **** (******* all ** **** ****'* happening **** *****-** ***** now)."
  • "* **** *** ***** shows ** * ***** of *** **** ****** forward."
  • "** *** **** ***** from *** ******* ***** show **** ** *** from *** **** **** year! ***** ***** *** be *** ***** **** in *** ***** **** coffin, *** **'* ******* nailed **** ****** ** later."
  • "* ***** * *** of ********* *** ***** to ******* **** ***** large ***** *** ** much ***** *** ** the *** ***** ********, and **** *** ******* outweighs *** *******. * wouldn't ** ********* ** a *** ** ********* stop ********* *** ********."
  • "*** *** *** **** totally *********** **********, ** we *** *********** ******* more ******* **** ****** type ** ********, ************* etc. *** ** ****** absent, *********** *** **** they *** ******** *** the ***** ***, ** well ** ****** *** dime *** ** *** oblivion."
  • "***** ***********, *** ***** will ********** ****** ******* new ****** ******* **** shows. *** ******* **** either ****** **********, ** the *********** **** **** them ** ******. ***** Coronavirus, ****** **** ****** different."

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** *** ***** ********* that *** **** **** go ** **** ****. Will ***** ***** ****** even ** ******* ** less **** * ******? We ****** ** ******* but ****** ***** *** unresolved ******** ***** **** events ******* * *******, treatments, ***. ***, **** to *** ****** **** people *** ******* ** travel, *** **** ******** will ***** ** ** that **** ******?

***** ** ** *** know **** *** / Reed's ******** *** ****, the ******* ** ********** it *** ******* ** that ** ***** **** the ****** ** ******* the **** ** ****** get **** ****** **** faster **** **** *****. If **** ***** **** publicly ******** *** **** the **** **** ***** be ***** ****, **** could *** **** **** in, *.*., ******, ** things ********, *** *** "Hey ** ******* *** show **** ** ** in *******."

*** ******** ** **** SIA *** **** ******** to ******** ***** *** embarrassment. *********, ******, **** have ******* **** ** is ***** ** *** the ***** ****** ** not ****** *** **** of ******** **** **** from *** **********.

Comments (19)

****** *** ****. *** you **** ***** (*********).

*'** ** ********* ** GSX *** *** **** don't *** *********.

*** ******** **** **** mess ** ***** ** take * **** **** (many ****** ** *** a ****).

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** ****** ***** **** be ** *** ****! The ****** ****** ** a *****-** ******** *** Cuomo *** ********* ** will ** ** ********* for ** ***** *** next * ******! ****/*** ARE ******* ********#boycottiscwest #************** #********** #***********

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#************** #************** #********** #***********

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******* ******* ***** *****.

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****** ** ******** *** show ** ******* ** a ***-*******. *** **** that **** *** ****** to **** **** *** smacks ** ***********. *** organizers, **** *********** *** SIA, **** ** **** inflated *** ********** ****** recently. * **** ***** multiple ********** **** ********* departments **** **** ******** around *** ********* **** of ***** **** *** West ** ****** *****. Booth ******** *** *** reflected *** ****** ** attendees **** ********** **** claimed. ****** ****** **** the ***** ********* **** already ******** *** *** 2020 ****, ** ******** vendors ** *** **** money ** **** ***** go ***** *** ** restoring **** ** ***** recently **** ***********.

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#boycottiscwest #************** #********** #***********

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**** * ****...

* ***'* **** ** go **** **** ** the ****, ***** **** covid **** **** ** us **** ***** ***** for **** **.

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#boycottiscwest #************** #********** #***********

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**** *** ****** **** a ******, *** ** is ****** ************* ** see *** ********** *** basically ***** **** ******* to **** ****.

**** ********* *** ***** layoffs, *** ****, ** other ****** ** **** out **** *********. ***** that *** *** *** still ****** *********** ***** in *******.

****** ***** ******* ***** put ***** *** **** 2020 ******** ** ****** use ****** ********* ** stabilizing ***** **********.

** *** **** *****, there ** ** *** we **** *** **** 2020 ** ******* *** ISC **** **** ** March. * ** *** see *************, ** *********** having *** ******* *** travel ****** ** ******* that.

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#boycottiscwest #************** #********** #***********

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#*, ****** ********** **** *******, ** * ********** of ***** ***** ******, angered **** *** **** of ******* **** *** aborted ****, *** ******** a ***** *****:

** ** ************* ****, five *** ***** ****** have ****** ******** ** make * **** ************ about *********** **** *** Baselworld **** ****. *** big ****: *****, ***** Philippe, ******, ******* *** Rolex ******-***** *****. ******** they **** ********* ***** to **** ********** – heretofore *** ******* ***** exhibition ** *** ***** *** ****. *** announcement (*********** ** *****) comes ** ** ******** ** **** ******* about *** ****’* ***** and *** *********’* ******** of *******, ***** ***** things, **** **** ********* this **** ****.

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** *****'* **** ******** for ****, **** ****** we ****** *** ******** in ***** (*** **** for *** *******).

** ****'* *** **** experience ******** **** ** having, *'* ********* ** their **** ****** **** with *****, *** ****** planning ** ********** **** and ********* *** ****.

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******** **** ******** *** 2021 ****, ** **** they **** **** **** money. *'* *** ******* the ******** ***** **'* clear ****'* ***** ** with ****.

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#boycottiscwest #************** #********** #***********

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********, **** ** ***** with * *******? **** a ******* **** ********** your ********, *** *** camera *****, ***** **** cut ****** ** ********, and * **** ****** to ****** ********* ** real ****. **** **** person ********* * ***** a *** *** ***** days, *** **** * virtual **** ****** ** one *******. ******* ** the *** ****, ********** would ** *** **, and ** ***** ** cheaper ** *******.

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**** **** ****** ********* 8 ***** * *** for ***** ****, *** have * ******* **** hosted ** *** *******.

****'* *** ********** * website **** ****? * am ***** ********* *** half-serious.

* ********** ***** **** the ***** ** ************* doing ***** *** ********. However, *** ***** ** a ***** **** ******** reaching ****** *** *** not ******** ********* *** partners, *****? *** '*****', yes/no?

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**** ***** ***** ** pathetic. ****'* **** (***** never ***** *** ******* with ******* ****** **** are "*** ****") ** in *** *** *** wont ** ****** *** of **. *** ** their ***** *** ** playing *** ****. **** to **** ** ********* shows (**** ***...*** *** maybe * *** *** to ** ***** *****). Cancel *** **** ****! Why? **** ***** *** with ****** *****. **** WILL *** ** **** TO ******* **** *** SHOW **** **** *** TO *******/*****/***** ***********. **** anyone ****** ***** **** in ****? * ***** months **** ****** ********** rules, ********* *** **** be ******? ** **** have * ******* ** place *** ************ ** all? ***** *** **** getting ***** *********** ****? My ***** ***** ****, and ***, "*************" (***) in *** ******** ** NOT? ***** ***** ** everyone. ** ** *** really **** ** ***** in ** ************ **** knows ** ****** ***** whats ***** ** ** the ***** **** *** very ***********?

** , ** **** amazing ****** ** **** LUCK, ** **** *** lockdowns ****, * ******* found *** ************ ** most ****** ** *********, will ****** ****** **** to **** **? * would ***** **** **** of ** **** ** digging *** ** *** worst **** **** **** of ** **** **** witnessed ** *** ***** from **** * ******** and ************ ***********. ***** will ** ** ***** for *******, ******, *****, cars *** *** ****** like * ***** **** to ****** ** ** exhibitor, *** ***** ** an ********/*******. ***** **** HOPEFULLY ** * **** backlog ** **** **** needs ** ** ***** care ** *** *** last ***** ****** ** going ** ** ******* to ** ** **** around ** *** ***** when **** **** ** fighting *** ***** ***** to **** ****! * think *** **** ** now ** *****#**************#boycottsia #***********. We stopped doing their ISC East debacle(and havent noticed a reduction in sales....We stopped doing their ISC Brasil debacle and.....well you all get the picture. Time to call it a day dealing with these people and turn our collective backs on them.Thanks *** *** ******** ****! *****!

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*** ***** *****

** ****,

***** ***** ** *** Global ******** ******** (***) exhibit **** ** ******* up ****, *** ** have * *** ***** spots ***** *********!

***** *** ***** #****— **’* ***** ** the ******* ******* ****** and *** * ******** Stage, ***** ********* **** be ******** ********** *** event. ****, **** ***** is ** *** ****** traffic **** ** ****** GSX, *** ******* ****, and *** *** ****** Lounge. ********-****** **** *** budgets *** ****** ***** will ** ****** *** going **** ***** ******** and ******* ***** ** your *****. **’* **** a ***-****** *****, ** you’ll **** ********** ** three ******.

* *** ** **** this ****** ** **** competitors ***, ** ** you **** ** ***** it, **** ** * call *****.

******** *** **********,**** *** ***** ****, *** ****** **** space.

* **** ******* ** hearing **** ***!

*********, ** *** *** expecting *****-** ** ****** GSX; *******, ** ******** to ******** *** *********.If *** ** ******** ** *****-** ** ** ******** **** ************ **** *************, ** **** **** ******** **** *** ** ******** *** ************* *** ********* ******—**’** **** ** *****.

******** ********:

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******: **** ******* *** been ***** ** *** own **********:*** ******* **** ******: "I *** ** **** This ****** ** **** Competitors ***, ** ** You **** ** ***** It, **** ** * Call *****."

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