Allan Leibowitz introduces news edition #1022

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- 22 Apr 2021 ( #1022 )
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Editor Allan Leibowitz comments on the news of the week
Editor Allan Leibowitz comments on the news of the week
It will be interesting to see the participation numbers for ProMatDX, the virtual event held last week. The online show took place just over a year after MHI controversially decided to go ahead with its Modex event in Atlanta, while organisers of Germany's massive LogiMAT pulled the pin at the last minute and cancelled their exhibition.
After a year of cancellations and postponements, the future of the mega-shows remains in the balance. As we look ahead, there are very significant question marks over these events. When will international travel return? Will public health officials give the green light for mass gatherings? Are the vendors prepared to start investing in booths and sponsorships again? Will they see the need after adapting their marketing strategies and staging their own virtual events?
And, most importantly, will delegates see enough value in attending or will they be concerned about potential risks?
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John Lennon had terrible eyesight and was very self-conscious about it. Early in his career, he would not wear his glasses during performances. In the end, John's 'granny glasses' became one of his most iconic trademarks. His last pair, worn on that tragic day in 1980, are kept at 'The Beatles Story' exhibit in Liverpool, insured for over £1 million.
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