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Hard-Hit Conventions Hope Delta Fades Soon as Shows Cancel Again

  • Nixing of New York auto show spooks industry trying to recover
  • Venue managers gather in Atlanta in statement about safety
General Motors Unveils New Designs For Two Buick Models

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The cancellation of the New York Auto Show this week over concerns about the spread of the Covid-19 delta variant sparked “here-we-go-again” fears in the events industry, just when it started booking conferences again. 

For now the rebound is moving ahead, venue managers from across the country said in interviews, even if many trade shows are drawing half as many attendees as normal.