Expo postponed until November

Midwest Security & Police Conference/Expo 2020 postponed until November 17 & 18, 2020
(previously scheduled for August 17 & 18, 2020)

Over the last several months, the Illinois Association of Chiefs of Police Board of Officers has been actively and continuously monitoring the COVID-19 outbreak in line with local, state and federal authorities, and the public health advice from the CDC and WHO. As a result, they recognize the responsibility to protect the health and safety of the MSPCE attendees, vendors, staff and partners as the highest priority. This week, they decided to postpone the event to November 17 & 18, 2020. It will still be held in Tinley Park, Illinois, at the Tinley Park Convention Center.

The ILACP’s partner for this Conference & Expo is ROC Exhibitions, Inc., who will be contacting vendors and presenters to confirm the new event dates.

“It seems very likely that, at best, Illinois will only be in Phase 4 of our governor’s Restore Illinois plan by mid-August. Phase 4 prohibits gatherings of more than 50 people,” said ILACP Executive Director, Ed Wojcicki. “The governor’s directive could change, but we are at a point where we had to make the decision so our partners, vendors, presenters, and members can be assured that a great event will take place in 2020.”

We believe that can happen in November. Rescheduling will allow more time to plan carefully for all COVID-19 restrictions that may still be in place for large gatherings. “The Tinley Park Convention Center is an expansive facility, and will allow for adequate safety precautions, like social distancing in meeting rooms, and other crowd-control protocols, and we will be well prepared to implement appropriate safety measures,” Wojcicki said.

As a consequence of this date change, there will be no Illinois Traffic Safety Challenge Breakfast held during the event. Judging of entries for this year’s competition will continue per the current schedule. Winners will be notified and recognized as publicly as possible in a local setting by the ILACP.

Please monitor the official event website, mspce.com for any new developments. Information regarding online registration, products that will be on display, conference program details, list of vendors, and other event news will be posted in a timely manner.