Atlantic City CC Shows Closed Down

An auto parts tradeshow scheduled to open Wednesday at the Atlantic City Convention Center has been canceled. Atlantic City was probably the hardest hit tradeshow destination as Hurricane Sandy came ashore just five miles south of there early Monday night.

The MESCO 2012 Annual Dealer Trade Show, expected to attract about 1,000 attendees, was scheduled Oct. 31 and Nov. 1. The ASAH Annual Conference, a meeting of an organization of New Jersey special education professionals, was still scheduled for Nov. 2 at the Atlantic City center as of Tuesday morning.

However, the National College Fair, scheduled for Nov. 1 (with an estimated attendance of 3,500), was canceled. Likewise, another edition of the National College Fair, scheduled for yesterday, Oct. 29, at the Baltimore Convention Center was also canceled.

A meeting of the Connecticut Housing Coalition planned for Tuesday at the Connecticut Convention Center in Hartford, Conn., was canceled, but the Connecticut International Auto Show, scheduled Nov. 2-4 in Hartford, will go on as planned.

Other than ISC East, the security-related tradeshow scheduled Oct. 30 and 31 at the Jacob K. Javits Convention Center, which was canceled, the largest tradeshows in the region affected by the storm are going ahead as planned. The American Society for Radiation Oncology Annual Meeting, which has drawn approximately 12,000 to the Boston Convention & Exhibition Center Oct. 28-31, is going on as scheduled. However, Monday’s conference program was abbreviated.

Also in Boston, the American Society for Clinical Pathology Annual Meeting was scheduled to open Oct. 31 as planned at the Hynes Convention Center.

Finally, the Metropolitan Cooking & Entertaining Show is still on this weekend at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center in Washington, D.C., as is the ING New York City Marathon Health and Fitness Expo at the Javits Center in New York.

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Posted by Michael Hart

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