HE 2004 West Cancelled
Upon making the announcement, Adam Marder, President of PRIMEDIA's Home Technology & Photography Group, sponsors of the event said, "We have been monitoring the situation in San Francisco very closely and are disappointed that the hotel owners association and union workers have not been able to come to an agreement. The disruption of services would effect our exhibitors and show attendees and we had no choice but to cancel the event."
The next Home Entertainment Show is scheduled for April 28th through May 1st 2005 in New York City.
In addition to the St. Francis, the following hotels are being affected by the labor dispute: Argent, Crowne Plaza, Fairmont, Four Seasons, Grand Hyatt, Hilton, Holiday Inn Civic Center, Holiday Inn Express and Suites Fisherman's Wharf, Holiday Inn at Fisherman's Wharf, Hyatt Regency, Mark Hopkins, Palace and The Omni.
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ATTENTION: All advance ticket holders. You will be refunded fully for your tickets purchased. Your credit cards will be refunded over the next few weeks. We are processing these orders in the order in which they were received. Ticket refunds are being sent out in four separate batches and all of these will be issued by November 30, 2004.
Visit www.he2004.com for more information.
Though the show is cancelled, AudioVision San Francisco wishes to invite readers to visit their store at 1603 Pine Street in San Francisco. AVSF says that folks can see and hear many of the products originally intended for display in one of their six scheduled rooms at HE2004, including the new Innersound Kaya Reference loudspeakers, Naim Audio, BAT, Ayre, Cambridge Audio, Audio Refinement, Simaudio, Shunyata Research, Wilson Benesch, Triangle, DALI, Focal-JMLab and others.