In light of the CDC’s recommendation and the Fort Worth Mayor’s prohibition of large gatherings, the SDA will not be able to host the Cleaners Showcase this year, scheduled for April 16 – 18, in Fort Worth, Texas. We spoke with several exhibitors and cleaners about the tradeshow/conference circuit and we believe it’s best not to reschedule this year.
“This year’s Showcase was on its way to have the largest attendance ever. Registration and booth sales were going strong and we received positive feedback on the education program,” reported Showcase Chairman Jess Culpepper, owner of Culpepper Cleaners in San Antonio. “We intend to keep that momentum going and expect our 2022 Cleaners Showcase to be exceptional.”
The next SDA Cleaners Showcase will be April 22 – 24, 2022, in Irving, Texas (near Dallas). The schedule moves back to a Friday – Sunday format. Cleaners and vendors are also invited to attend the SDA Membership Meeting and Seminar, scheduled July 10 – 11, in Austin, Texas. Visit www.sda-dryclean.com for the latest information.
Exhibitors, sponsors and registrants are receiving full refunds for the 2020 Showcase. Questions can be sent to the SDA office at firstname.lastname@example.org or (512) 873-8195.