After careful consideration, The Atlanta Shoe Market (TASM) has made the difficult decision to cancel its show, scheduled for Aug. 22-24, in Atlanta, GA. Following increased and overwhelming concerns about the Covid-19 virus, Laura Conwell-O’Brien, the show”s executive director, says the organizers, the Southeastern Shoe Travelers Association, believed it is the best way to proceed during this unprecedented situation.
“We are very disappointed that we are unable to hold this event for our companies and retailers. We do know that it’s the right decision based on the information we have today, as our first concern is for the health and safety of everyone,” Conwell-O’Brien stated in a written release.
A short time ago, organizers felt optimistic that August was far enough away to confidently proceed with its plans, but with case surging across the country, particularly in the southern tier of states, guaranteeing a high degree of safety is no longer possible.
“Our team will be reaching out directly to those exhibitors that are currently registered. Please accept our sincerest apologies for any inconvenience this may cause. We would like to thank everyone for supporting The Atlanta Shoe Market during these last five months,” Conwell-O’Brien stated. “We look forward to seeing you at the Feb. 20-22, 2021 Atlanta Shoe Market.