It has been a tough year for ShowSpan, Inc., Michigan's premier producer of consumer shows. Today they announced the postponement of the rest of their 2021 “Show Season” in Grand Rapids.

ShowSpan’s decision to postpone the remainder of the 2021 show season will allow “The West Michigan Vaccine Clinic” maximum space in the DeVos Place convention center. Kent County, Spectrum Health and Mercy Health, in collaboration with Vaccinate West Michigan, coordinated and recently opened the clinic in the convention center.

In a press release, Henri Boucher, ShowSpan Vice President and Show Producer remarked: “Our sincere hope was to lead the way in opening up this community for commerce with the production of our various consumer shows. Over 800 businesses had already contracted to set up shop in these cancelled retailing events. However, we recognize the importance of getting our community vaccinated so we can get back to business and look forward to holding these events next year.”

Today's cancellations join the following previously postponed events:

  • 76th Annual Grand Rapids Boat Show
  • 22nd Annual Michigan International Auto Show
  • 5th Annual Grand Rapids Remodeling and New Homes Show
  • 15th Annual Grand Rapids Camper, Travel and RV Show
  • 28th Annual West Michigan Golf Show
  • 14th Annual Grand Rapids International Wine, Beer & Food Festival

“Production of a major consumer show takes extensive planning and investment that requires lead time for not only show management but for exhibitors and subcontracted service providers as well,” said Show Producer and Vice President at ShowSpan Inc., Mike Wilbraham, “Please rest assured that this schedule of shows will be back and stronger than ever next year.”

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