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AUVSI Xponential postponed until October because of COVID-19

Photo: GPS World Staff

Photo: GPS World Staff

The Association for Unmanned Vehicle Systems International (AUVSI) has confirmed that the Xponential trade show will be moving to Oct. 5-8 and will now take place in Dallas.

The show was originally scheduled to take place May 4-7 in Boston. It was then postponed to tentatively take place Aug. 10-12 in Boston. Because AUVSI was unable to secure the original location for the new dates, the trade show has been moved to the Kay Bailey Hutchison Convention Center in Dallas.

“While we are disappointed to leave Boston, we are excited to confirm that we will be once again hosting Xponential in Dallas, Texas,” said Brian Wynne, president and CEO of AUVSI. “We anticipate great participation based on the attendance and engagement we experienced there in 2017, and our AUVSI Lone Star Chapter has already extended a warm welcome on behalf of the Texas unmanned systems community.”

According to AUVSI, it based its decision to reschedule to the fall on concerns for the health and safety of the attendees of the trade show because of the coronavirus pandemic.

“For 48 years we have witnessed how innovation and resolve meet challenges head-on to reshape critical missions and business operations for the better,” Wynne said. “Our commitment to supporting the unmanned systems community remains unwavering, so amidst the current global health crisis we, too, must adapt to fulfill that mission.”

AUVSI also will implement a health and safety plan to address social distancing and other measures to help keep participants safe, the association said.

The AUVSI Xponential trade show highlights advancement of businesses and technologies in the unmanned systems industry.

Read more show updates here.

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