Given the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic and the associated restrictions on public gatherings, the National Grain and Feed Association (NGFA) has rescheduled its 125th annual convention to June 2-4 at the Hotel Del Coronado in San Diego, Calif.
This decision was made with the health of NGFA members and guests, staff, speakers and exhibitors as the top priority.
NGFA’s Executive Committee met virtually on Nov. 9 and determined that uncertainty surrounding the pandemic likely will not change significantly enough during the winter months for NGFA to know it can host a quality in-person convention on the originally scheduled dates of March 14-16, 2021.
Among other factors, the state of California currently has a 25 percent occupancy limit on indoor conference room meetings, which would limit attendance in its ballroom to only 100-125 persons, far short of NGFA's needs.
It also is uncertain whether corporate travel restrictions among NGFA member companies would enable members to register and attend the convention.
Given this uncertainty, the Hotel Del has agreed to change the dates of the convention to June 2-4, 2021 (Wednesday-Friday).
Before making this decision, the Executive Committee evaluated several potential options and alternatives, but ultimately decided that rescheduling the convention to June 2-4, 2021, would provide the most flexibility, certainty and safety at this time.
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