Wednesday, March 25, 2009

Trade show suffers from slowing economy

It's not the first time that the Prince Rupert Trade Show has been cancelled, but Tuesday's announcement does bring back memories of past troubled times with the Prince Rupert economy and the impact that they had on the business community and past trade show efforts.

This years show which was scheduled for next month at the convention centre hall at Chances was officially cancelled on Tuesday, as a lack of interest from the business community amid the growing uncertain times made the hard decision necessary.

On the Northern View online site Tuesday, The Northern View which was organizing the show in conjunction with the Chamber of Commerce and Chances outlined some of the trends that resulted in the cancellation. With only a bit more than half of the 52 available spaces booked for the 2009 show, many of the usual participants had begged off owing to the current economic troubles.

While 2009 is apparently a washout, organizers still hope to get the Trade Show back on track for 2010.

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