H.H. Backer Associates Inc. has announced that it will cancel its spring trade show, scheduled for April 9-11, 2014, at the Atlantic City Convention Center in Atlantic City, New Jersey, USA.
"We simply could not get enough exhibitor support this year to allow us to produce a quality spring trade show that people have come to expect," said Colette Fairchild, the show's director. H.H. Backer's flagship event, Backer's Total Pet Expo Fall (September 19-21, 2014, Chicago) will continue as an annual event, said Fairchild. Exhibitors that have contracted for the spring show will have their choice of receiving a full refund or applying their deposit to the autumn show.
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