The International Sleep Products Association (ISPA) is closely monitoring developments related to the outbreak of the Novel Coronavirus. ISPA EXPO 2020 will proceed as scheduled in New Orleans, LA from March 18-20, 2020. U.S. government travel restrictions implemented on January 31, 2020 that prohibit foreign nationals (that is, non-U.S. citizens) who have visited China in the past 14 days from entering the United States, however, remain in effect.
To date, a number of Chinese exhibitors have canceled their participation at EXPO due to the travel ban. Those remaining are making arrangements for staff from outside mainland China to support their booth.
ISPA will be working with the New Orleans Morial Convention Center to create a safe and successful event for all attendees and exhibitors.
For daily updates and guidance from the World Health Organization regarding the coronavirus outbreak (COVID-19) that was first reported in Wuhan, China on 31 December 2019, please visit the World Health Organization website.