PBFAA Forced to Scratch 38th Annual Expo Due to Coronavirus

The 2020 PBFAA annual membership meeting will now take place during the annual golf outing on July 28 at Applecross Country Club in Downingtown, Pa.

ERIE, Pa. — The Pennsylvania Burglar & Fire Alarm Association (PBFAA) has cancelled its 38th Annual Expo over fears surrounding the spread of coronavirus.

The event was scheduled to be held April 29-30 Grantville, Pa. However, the association’s board of directors decided to cancel “after careful consultation” over “the health and safety of everyone in our industry,” according to an announcement.

“As an association dedicated to safety and security, and after careful consideration with member companies and exhibitors regarding the health and safety of everyone involved, we have made the difficult decision to cancel the PBFAA Expo,” states Jim Bucciaglia, PBFAA president. “The decision was not reached lightly. We are asking members to join us in keeping the positive spirit of the Expo alive as we move forward together through this unprecedented situation.”

Attendee, exhibitor and sponsor fees will be refunded by the PBFAA. Attendees who made hotel reservations should contact the Holiday Inn directly to cancel their reservation and request a refund.

The 2020 annual membership meeting, which was to be held during the Expo, has been rescheduled. It will now take place during the annual golf outing on July 28 at Applecross Country Club in Downingtown, Pa. (The golf outing was moved by one week so not to conflict with the rescheduled ISC West.)

“We are still weighing the best potential path forward amid various options,” says PBFAA Executive Director Dale Eller. “Our goal is to explore all possible alternatives so that we can provide a productive setting where the industry can engage with the latest technology, hear from industry thought leaders and make networking connections that drive our industry forward.”

For more information visit the website at pbfaa.com or contact Eller at (800) 458-8512 or (814) 838-3093.

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