COVID-19 Information

Updated: July 22

Advanced Manufacturing East is Rescheduled to 2021

In light of the growing concern surrounding COVID-19, and in accordance with the guidance of the State of Pennsylvania, Informa Markets – Engineering has made the difficult decision to reschedule the event to 2021, and shift to a digital format for 2020. We appreciate the unwavering support of our key partners who have worked with us to come to this decision. The health and safety of our event community is our highest priority.

Advanced Manufacturing East will return to New York City, June 15-17, 2021 at the Jacob K. Javits Convention Center.

We know how important it is for our event community to stay informed and connected, especially in a time when travel and budgets are constrained. This is why we are thrilled to announce the launch of Virtual Engineering Week, taking place this December, designed to provide meaningful and productive engagement within the full design, engineering, and manufacturing communities.

We will continue to post updates on our website as soon as they become available. For more information, please visit our FAQ page.

Thank you for your understanding and support, we look forward to seeing you online this Winter and in New York City in 2021.


Updated: June 8

Advanced Manufacturing East will be organized in accordance with Informa’s AllSecure health and safety standard. As the world’s leading events’ organizer, Informa has developed a detailed set of enhanced measures to provide the highest levels of hygiene and safety at its events, providing everyone with reassurance and confidence they are participating in a safe and controlled environment.

Placing your safety at the heart of our events

When you join our event, you can expect to see that health and safety is a priority, and that a range of measures are in place to ensure everyone involved is able to enjoy a safe, hygienic, productive, and high-quality organized event experience.

All Informa events will be run according to official government and local authority guidance in the first instance, as well as any venue or location-specific regulations. In addition, all Informa events will follow the ten Informa AllSecure priority commitments.


Updated: May 18

We have made the decision to further postpone the 2020 edition of  Advanced Manufacturing East. Originally slated for June 9–11 in New York City, and later rescheduled to August 18–20 in Philadelphia, the event will now take place December 1–3, 2020 at the same venue in Philadelphia, the Pennsylvania Convention Center.

We will continue to follow guidance from local government and international authorities and will notify you should anything change. We are also working closely with the venue to implement enhanced safety measures regarding outbreak prevention, response, and recovery to ensure a productive event for everyone.

Venue: Pennsylvania Convention Center
Updated Dates: Tuesday–Thursday, December 1–3, 2020

We appreciate your support and hope you will join us in Philadelphia this December. We look forward to bringing you more details soon. In the meantime, you can visit our FAQ page and keep an eye on the website for additional updates.


Updated: May 11

As our communities move forward amid the developments of COVID-19, the events, travel, and hospitality industries are mobilizing around enhanced safety regarding outbreak prevention, response, and recovery. We are working diligently with our venues to adhere to health and government guidelines that ensure our organized gatherings continue to be as safe as possible.

We’re proud to be taking an important step forward in demonstrating compliance with health and government operating procedures as the economy reopens. Please refer to our website over the coming weeks for detailed plans.


Updated: April 29

Understanding the CARES Act

We at the Philadelphia event understand the federal shutdown of non-essential operations currently in place to combat the spread of COVID-19 has many businesses experiencing economic stress. To support our community and simplify the process of securing financial support, we’ve developed a CARES Act FAQ that breaks down the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP), Economic Injury Disaster Loans (EIDL), and provisions of the $2.2 trillion Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act stimulus that lawmakers approved in March 2020.

The initial $360 billion allocated for small businesses was depleted in a matter of weeks, helping more than 1.6 million businesses remain in operation. On April 23, 2020, the House of Representatives approved a bill to replenish the program with $484 billion—$310 billion of which is apportioned to support small businesses, broken down between two types of loans, PPP, and EIDL.

We are dedicated to supporting our community throughout this challenging time. Please refer to the FAQ for the most up to date information pertaining to COVID-19 and economic relief.

Please note, we do not claim to be experts on the CARES Act; the FAQ was developed to the best of our ability with the resources available. We at the Philadelphia event strongly urge all businesses and individuals interested in securing a loan as a part of the Paycheck Protection Plan (PPP) to consult our “Resource Center” found at the bottom of the FAQ to fully understand how a loan, if eligible, would impact your unique business.


Updated: April 10

The Event Is Now Rescheduled to August 18–20, 2020

The health and safety of our customers, colleagues, and partners have always been our utmost priority. Given the ongoing developments surrounding COVID-19, and at the guidance of the World Health Organization (WHO) and leading health authorities, we have decided to reschedule and relocate our event to ensure the protection of everyone involved.

The event, which was originally set to take place at New York City’s Javits Center in June, will now occur this August in Philadelphia, PA.

New Venue: Pennsylvania Convention Center
New Dates: Tuesday–Thursday, August 18–20, 2020

The new venue is a tremendous space in the heart of Philadelphia and less than two hours away from the original New York City location.

Thank you for your understanding and continued support as we all navigate this unprecedented situation. In the meantime, you can visit our FAQ page and keep an eye on the website for additional updates.

We look forward to putting on a fantastic event this August and hope to see you there.


Updated: April 1

Informa, the organizers of this event, is closely monitoring developments of the Coronavirus, which first emerged from Wuhan, China in December 2019. The health and safety of our colleagues and customers is always our top priority. As such, we are following all safety advice and precautions as recommended by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), as well as the World Health Organization (WHO).  

Please rest assured that we are monitoring the situation as an international business, and staying up to date on official sources of updates and guidance from the government and authorities. We are proceeding as planned to hold a safe and successful event June 9–11 in New York City.