Assembly West 2003, scheduled for Oct. 28-29, 2003 at the San Jose McEnery Convention Center, in San Jose, CA, U.S., has been postponed indefinitely. Also postponed for 2003 were the two co-located events, NEPCON West and Fiberoptic Automation Expo.
These three events first co-located together in December of 2002 in San Jose. Noting the continued recession in the manufacturing industry, Kelvin Marsden-Kish, vice president for Reed Exhibitions, commented, "Events reflect the markets they serve and at this time the Northern California market is not strong enough for Assembly West to provide the return on investment desired by exhibitors."
Mr. Marsden-Kish also stated, "Reed Exhibitions is committed to serving the manufacturing industry and will continue to monitor economic conditions and hold events that serve specific markets when conditions are right."
The next event scheduled is Assembly East, June 10-11, 2003 in Boston, Massachusetts followed by Assembly Technology Expo, Sept. 23-25, 2003, in Rosemont, IL, U.S. For more information about the Assembly events visit www.atexpo.com.
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