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CANCELLED - CGA 811 Excavation Safety Conference & Expo - DUE TO COVID-19

Thank you for your patience awaiting our response and please be safe during this time of worldwide concern. It is with deepest regret Infrastructure Resources is announcing the cancellation of the 2020 CGA 811 Excavation Safety Conference & Expo due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Although over 800 people were still planning to attend, the safety concerns in California have now escalated to the point where we feel the safety of our attendees could be in jeopardy. Last night California Governor Gavin Newsom issued guidelines recommending the cancellation of gatherings of 250 or more people. You can read the directive here:  https://www.cdph.ca.gov/Programs/CID/DCDC/CDPH%20Document%20Library/Gathering_Guidance_03.11.20.pdf

What does this mean for you?

The cancellation of our event forces us to make difficult decisions. Infrastructure Resources truly appreciate your partnership with us over the years and hopes the good will we have built with you, and our track record of always doing the right thing, will allow you to work with us during this difficult time despite the fact that we, regrettably, are not able to offer any kind of refund on exhibit space or sponsorships, although certain incidental charges will be refunded. We ask for your patience as we work through the details. We will be in touch with you over the next 30 days to discuss the status of your specific contract. Any adjustments will be processed within 90 days.

The majority of the costs to produce a trade show have been invested in the planning, marketing and production of the event well before it takes place, so cancelling does not significantly reduce our investment. A good percentage of our investment was in marketing and in many cases your name and/or logos were included in those campaigns, helping to build your brand and link it to damage prevention. As your damage prevention partner, we wish we were able to do more, but at this point, refunds are simply not an option.

If you have already shipped materials, please contact Shepard (our decorator) Customer Service at (702) 507-5278 or lasvegas@shepardes.com. They can arrange to have their carrier pick up directly from the location in the kit.

IR is looking into alternative solutions for our exhibitors and sponsors that will help elevate your industry presence outside this premier industry event and mitigate, to some extent, the lost revenue of cancelled booth space. Please look for additional information from us over the next few weeks regarding this.

Looking forward

If you have any questions about our 2020 or 2021 events, contact Infrastructure Resources at info@emailir.com or Vicki@emailir.com.

  • If you have any questions regarding the CGA, their committee meetings, or their new 2021 event contact CGA directly at 703-836-1709
  • We are excited about our 2021 event in Tampa and all the new things we have in store for you. We look forward to seeing you there.


Monday, March 23      
10:00 AM - 11:30 AM   Vehicle Move-in  
12:00 PM – 2:00 PM   Exhibitor Registration  
2:00 PM – 6:00 PM   Exhibitor Set Up  
2:00 PM – 6:00 PM   Registration/Information  
Tuesday, March 24      
7:00 AM – 6:00 PM   Registration/Information  
8:00 AM – 8:45 AM   Attendee Orientation  
8:00 AM – 1:00 PM   Exhibitor Move-in  
3:00 PM   Ribbon Cutting/Official Opening of Exhibit Hall  
3:00 PM – 6:00 PM   Welcome Reception/Exhibits  
Wednesday, March 25       Quick Links
7:00 AM – 5:30 PM   Registration/Information  
7:00 AM – 8:00 AM   Breakfast**    
9:30 AM – 3:00 PM   Exhibits   Exhibitor Prospectus
6:00 PM – 10:00 PM   CGA Night of Networking***   Exhibit Floor Map/Booth Availability
Thursday, March 26       Exhibitor Manual
6:30 AM – 4:30 PM   Registration/Information   Exhibitor Rules & Menus
7:00 AM – 8:00 AM   Breakfast   Exhibitor Shipping Form
7:00 AM – 11:00 AM   Exhibits   Facility Guidelines
11:00 AM – 12:00 PM   Outdoor Demo Fair Move-in   Outdoor Demo Fair Map
12:00 PM – 1:30 PM   Outdoor Demo Fair & Picnic Lunch   COVID-19 Update for Exhibitors
1:30 PM – 6:00 PM   Exhibitor Tear-down    
Friday, March 27        
8:30 AM – 12:30 PM   Click Before You Dig Golf Scramble    
        Contact Vicki Husome at vicki@emailir.com for more information on exhibit space, event advertising, and sponsorship opportunities

*All times are subject to change

**Exhibit hall will be open to allow access to the meals hall, however, exhibit hours do not officially begin until the end of the CGA annual meeting to allow our exhibitors to participate.

***Entry tickets not included with exhibitor badges but are available for purchase