Due to the Coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak and after consultation with the Chinese pavilion organizers and exhibitors, the International Sourcing Expo will not open at The Inspired Home Show 2020. This decision was made to protect the health, safety and wellbeing of the industry.
The rest of The Inspired Home Show including the Dine + Décor, Clean + Contain, Wired + Well, and Discover Design Expos will open as planned. These Expos are home to more than 1,600 exhibitors and over 5,000 brands, showcasing the latest and most innovative home and housewares products.
Show attendees coming from China will also be subject to U.S. customs and immigration policies that temporarily deny entry into the United States of foreign nationals who have visited China within 14 days of arriving in the U.S.
American citizens, lawful permanent residents, and their families who have been in China in the past 14 days will be allowed to enter the United States, but will be redirected to one of 11 airports to undergo health screening. Depending on their health and travel history, they will have some level of restrictions on their movements for 14 days from the time they left China.
We continue to follow the guidance of the World Health Organization (WHO) and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and continue to work with the City of Chicago and the McCormick Place Convention Center on the development of precautionary measures to further reduce health risks at the event.