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Eastern Energy Expo changes to virtual ‘venue’

May 15, 2020 By    
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Eastern Energy Expo’s (EEE) 2020 event will be held virtually during the entire month of August.

The event was originally planned to be hosted at the Mohegan Sun in Uncasville, Connecticut in May. In March, EEE moved the event to August, with plans still to host it in person. In response to the coronavirus, the exposition will now be hosted fully online during August.

While attending the virtual exposition, visitors will be able to tour exhibits, watch business sessions, see new products and interact with vendors. Exhibitors can display products, services, videos, show specials, news, contact information and social media links.

“Of course, we were all eager to be at the new Mohegan Sun Convention Center. However, the reality of COVID-19 has impacted the way we all work and travel,” says Eric DeGesero, executive vice president of the Fuel Merchants Association of New Jersey. “Over the last few weeks, it has become evident that regardless of what the status of reopening in our region is by August, the in-person experience would not only raise legitimate safety concerns but also inhibit our ability to facilitate the face-to-face results that we all want from a trade show.”

Hosting the exposition virtually allows for a greater reach of attendees, according to EEE.

“Going virtual affords us the opportunity to expand the demographic reach of the show. Location is not a barrier to participation and attendee registration is free to all,” says Ted Harris, executive vice president of the Pennsylvania Petroleum Association. “With the cancellation of so many events, we are pleased to offer exhibitors, sponsors and attendees the opportunity to connect and maintain visibility during this challenging time.”

Now in its fifth year, Eastern Energy Expo brings together wholesale and retail heating fuel marketers, motor fuel distributors, diesel and biodiesel distributors, propane marketers and HVAC service professionals.

About the Author:

Carly McFadden is associate editor at LP Gas Magazine. She is a graduate of Ohio University's E.W. Scripps School of Journalism and a native of Cleveland, Ohio. McFadden can be reached at cmcfadden@northcoastmedia.net.

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