Updated: May 11
As our communities move forward amid the developments of COVID-19, the events, travel, and hospitality industries are mobilizing around enhanced safety regarding outbreak prevention, response, and recovery. We are working diligently with our venues to adhere to health and government guidelines that ensure our organized gatherings continue to be as safe as possible.
We’re proud to be taking an important step forward in demonstrating compliance with health and government operating procedures as the economy reopens. Please refer to our website over the coming weeks for detailed plans.
Updated: April 29
Understanding the CARES Act
We at the BIOMEDevice Boston event understand the federal shutdown of non-essential operations currently in place to combat the spread of COVID-19 has many businesses experiencing economic stress. To support our community and simplify the process of securing financial support, we’ve developed a CARES Act FAQ that breaks down the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP), Economic Injury Disaster Loans (EIDL), and provisions of the $2.2 trillion Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act stimulus that lawmakers approved in March 2020.
The initial $360 billion allocated for small businesses was depleted in a matter of weeks, helping more than 1.6 million businesses remain in operation. On April 23, 2020, the House of Representatives approved a bill to replenish the program with $484 billion—$310 billion of which is apportioned to support small businesses, broken down between two types of loans, PPP, and EIDL.
We are dedicated to supporting our community throughout this challenging time. Please refer to the FAQ for the most up to date information pertaining to COVID-19 and economic relief.
Please note, we do not claim to be experts on the CARES Act; the FAQ was developed to the best of our ability with the resources available. We at the BIOMEDevice Boston event strongly urge all businesses and individuals interested in securing a loan as a part of the Paycheck Protection Plan (PPP) to consult our “Resource Center” found at the bottom of the FAQ to fully understand how a loan, if eligible, would impact your unique business.
Updated March 13, 2020
BIOMEDevice Boston Is Now Rescheduled to September 16 – 17, 2020
The health, safety, and needs of the industry are and always have been our utmost priority. At the guidance of the World Health Organization (WHO) and leading health authorities, we have made the decision to reschedule the 2020 BIOMEDevice Boston featuring Design & Manufacturing event in light of growing concerns caused by coronavirus (COVID-19).
After careful consideration from our Informa Markets Managed Postponement Program, we have come to an overwhelming consensus that rescheduling BIOMEDevice Boston is the appropriate response to assure the well-being of our exhibitors, attendees, speakers, and staff. BIOMEDevice Boston will now take place September 16 – 17, 2020 at the same location — the Boston Convention & Exhibition Center.
We will continue to post updates on our website as soon as they become available. For more information, please visit our COVID-19 Frequently Asked Questions page.
Thank you for your understanding and support, we look forward to seeing you in Boston this fall.
Updated: February 26, 2020
Informa, the organizers of this event, is closely monitoring developments of COVID-19, also known as the Coronavirus, which first emerged from Wuhan, China in December 2019. The health and safety of our colleagues and customers is always our top priority. As such, we are following all safety advice and precautions as recommended by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), as well as the World Health Organization (WHO).
Please rest assured that we are monitoring the situation as an international business, and staying up to date on official sources of updates and guidance from the government and authorities. We are proceeding as planned to hold a safe and successful event May 6-7, 2020 in Boston.