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Updated: June 8

The International Powder & Bulk Solids (iPBS) Conference & Exhibition will be organized in accordance with Informa’s AllSecure health and safety standard. As the world’s leading events’ organizer, Informa has developed a detailed set of enhanced measures to provide the highest levels of hygiene and safety at its events, providing everyone with reassurance and confidence they are participating in a safe and controlled environment.

Placing your safety at the heart of our events

When you join our event, you can expect to see that health and safety is a priority, and that a range of measures are in place to ensure everyone involved is able to enjoy a safe, hygienic, productive, and high-quality organized event experience.

All Informa events will be run according to official government and local authority guidance in the first instance, as well as any venue or location-specific regulations. In addition, all Informa events will follow the ten Informa AllSecure priority commitments.

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 Powder Show 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 Powder Show 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 11, 2020

The Powder Show Will Return this Fall

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 International Powder & Bulk Solids Conference & Exhibition 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 iPBS is the appropriate response to ensure the well-being of our exhibitors, attendees, speakers, and staff.


iPBS will now take place October 6 – 8, 2020 at the same location — the Donald E. Stephens Convention Center in Rosemont, IL. We appreciate the unwavering support of our key partner, Process Equipment Manufacturers’ Association (PEMA), which stands behind our decision to reschedule the event.

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 Rosemont 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). Additionally, you can monitor the precautions being taken by the Donald E. Stephens Convention Center.

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 April 28-30, 2020 in Rosemont.