Health & Safety

Notice: SupplySide East 2020 Has Been Canceled

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The SupplySide East team is committed to the health and safety of all attendees.  As a result of the international situation with COVID-19, our industry supply chains are facing stress and uncertainty. At Informa and SupplySide, we are committed to helping our industry manage this unprecedented situation.

In addition to our industry events, we also offer content, data and expertise that can help companies address supply chain challenges. One such resource is SupplySide Connect, our digital directory of suppliers, ingredients and solutions. You can access this resource at www.supplysideconnect.com. If you would like our personal assistance or have a supply chain need that we can help with, please reach out to us directly


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Exhibitor & Sponsor Contact:

  • Exhibitor registration assistance: 
    • Email: supplyside.custserv@informa.com 
    • Toll free: 877-770-1656
    • Local: 913-850-6845
       
  • All other inquiries:
    •    Email: jenilee.dulay@informa.com

Visitor Contact:

  • Email: supplyside.east@informa.com
  • Toll free: 866-922-0762
  • Local: 708-486-0798

Read the Press Release


Update 4/14/2020:

SupplySide East 2020 canceled, will return to Meadowlands Expo Center in April 2021

PHOENIX (April 14, 2020) – As a result of the Coronavirus disease (COVID-19) pandemic, Informa Markets announced that SupplySide East 2020 has been canceled. The event will return April 13-14, 2021 at Meadowlands Expo Center in Secaucus, NJ.

“While team SupplySide hopes that our entire country is well on the mend by late June, we believe the decision to cancel the 2020 event is the best course of action,” said Jon Benninger, Vice President and Market Leader for SupplySide. “Our focus now is on supporting the many businesses and people who make up this great industry as we navigate today’s challenges together.”

SupplySide East experienced strong industry support and commitment in the postponement of the event as it moved from April to June; however, the COVID-19 situation has worsened nationwide, with New York and New Jersey particularly hard hit.

Informa Markets’ priority is on the safety and health of its guests, colleagues and community, leading it to make the decision to cancel the event. A contributing factor to this decision is that the Meadowlands Expo Center is serving as a temporary hospital, and it is unclear how long the facility will be required for this use.

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Staying Safe: Health and Safety Tips

Establish an on-site and off-site meeting place for your staff ahead of time in the event an emergency occurs. 

Establish a company calling/text plan for effective communication for both staff on and offsite. 

Frequently wash hands and utilize hand sanitizers and hand washing stations located throughout the Meadowlands Convention Center. 

Respirator masks will be available onsite upon request.

If you do get sick, there are plenty of remedies at the Walmart Pharmacy, located on Park Plaza Dr just north of the convention center. If you are in need of a hospital, the closest one is the Hudson Valley Regional Hospital. 

Wear good shoes, stay hydrated and get plenty of rest!

If you witness suspicious behavior, please do not hesitate to speak up!  Any member of our staff wearing an Informa badge will be able to assist while onsite at SupplySide East.

You will be required to show your photo ID to receive your badge. Please keep your photo ID with you at ALL times.

Pets are not allowed at SupplySide East. The only exception is for service dogs, which must be kept under control at all times. Please contact customer service with questions.

Once onsite, familiarize yourself with the show layout; locate the first aid station at the back of aisle 200.