In a letter to its community, the International Dairy Deli Bakery Association (IDDBA) announced the cancellation of its annual trade show. The show was scheduled to take place May 31 to June 2 in Indianapolis.
Show organizers made the decision to cancel after learning that according to the US Surgeon General, Indianapolis is an emerging hotspot for COVID-19. On the IDDBA website, messaging indicates that:
"We understand that our tradeshow is an important contributor to the growth of the industry and business, but in these unprecedented times our top priority is the health and safety of all attendees, exhibitors, staff, volunteers, and industry partners. We have cultivated a strong and supportive Community over the years, which is a key component in order to keep persevering and navigating through these upcoming months of uncertainty."