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Thursday, 27 February 2020 12:56

Maxpedition Drops out of IWA

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Yesterday Maxpedition announced that they would not be in attendance at IWA this year, citing concerns about the Coronavirus issues plaguing Europe. 

From Maxpedition’s Press Release:

Maxpedition offers its support and empathy during these trying times to all the people and regions affected by COVID-19 virus.

After weeks of deliberation & monitoring of the global situation related to the novel coronavirus pandemic and its insidious progress, Maxpedition has decided to pull out of the 2020 IWA OutdoorClassics Show currently scheduled to take place in Nuremberg, Germany from March 6-9, 2020.

With the epidemic quickly escalating in Europe, we are not willing to expose our employees to the potential medical, public health, economic and social risks associated with this rapidly spreading new disease for which there is presently no known cure.

"All Maxpedition employees are happy and healthy now. We want to keep it that way by erring on the side of safety. Staying home where we are the most prepared is the prudent decision." says Tim Tang, president of Maxpedition.

Many of Maxpedition's international customers and media partners have already informed us of their decision to stay home as risks of traveling to the region outweigh benefits.

Rather than in-person meetings this year, the Maxpedition team will stay in our Los Angeles California offices to continue providing attention and service to all of our customers, media partners and fans around the world via the customary communication channels.

Thank you for your understanding. We look forward to seeing you next year at IWA 2021.

Please direct all questions & comments related to this press release to: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

If anyone is not familiar with IWA, it is the European SHOT Show, and I can only imagine how difficult it was for Maxpedition to make the choice not to attend.

For those attending IWA and/or looking forward to any news from Maxpedition, I invite you to check out our own coverage of Maxpedition’s new products from SHOT last month.  As usual, if you have any questions, comments or concerns about the above, please feel free to contact me at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or have your say on our forum.

Grant Lamontagne

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With a day job working in the field, either out in the woods or on industrial sites, Grant uses tools every day for all manner of different purposes.

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