From Maxpedition’s Press Release:
Maxpedition offers its support and empathy during these trying times to all the people and regions affected by COVID-19 virus.
After weeks of deliberation & monitoring of the global situation related to the novel coronavirus pandemic and its insidious progress, Maxpedition has decided to pull out of the 2020 IWA OutdoorClassics Show currently scheduled to take place in Nuremberg, Germany from March 6-9, 2020.
With the epidemic quickly escalating in Europe, we are not willing to expose our employees to the potential medical, public health, economic and social risks associated with this rapidly spreading new disease for which there is presently no known cure.
"All Maxpedition employees are happy and healthy now. We want to keep it that way by erring on the side of safety. Staying home where we are the most prepared is the prudent decision." says Tim Tang, president of Maxpedition.
Many of Maxpedition's international customers and media partners have already informed us of their decision to stay home as risks of traveling to the region outweigh benefits.
Rather than in-person meetings this year, the Maxpedition team will stay in our Los Angeles California offices to continue providing attention and service to all of our customers, media partners and fans around the world via the customary communication channels.
Thank you for your understanding. We look forward to seeing you next year at IWA 2021.
If anyone is not familiar with IWA, it is the European SHOT Show, and I can only imagine how difficult it was for Maxpedition to make the choice not to attend.