As the public health situation showed signs of easing and businesses started to reopen, we surveyed last year’s Expo attendees and exhibitors to assess their interest in attending this year’s event. This included offering two later dates for consideration beyond the originally scheduled slot in July. We also spoke with a large number of retailers, range operators and industry vendors to get a better feel for what their businesses need at this time.
Primarily citing concerns about travel restrictions, the feedback from the survey and phone conversations revealed these industry members have two priorities: servicing the tens of thousands of new firearm owners the pandemic created and putting plans and resources in place to attend the 2021 SHOT Show®. As a result, we have made the decision to cancel this year’s Range-Retailer Business Expo but we are planning to hold the Expo in the same location in July 2021.
We thank everyone for their time in taking the survey and speaking with us about this year’s Expo. Because of your input, NSSF is now able to reposition its resources to ensure the 2021 SHOT Show exceeds the expectations of everyone making the trip to Las Vegas in January. We look forward to seeing you there.
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