Given the continuing spread and impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic, NTEA—The Association for the Work Truck Industry has made the “difficult decision” to cancel NTEA’s 2020 Executive Leadership Summit, scheduled Oct. 20 in Baltimore.
“Our priority is the health and safety of the commercial vehicle community,” said the statement from NTEA Board Chair Peter Miller and NTEA President & CEO Steve Carey. “After much discussion and careful deliberation, we determined this is the only way to help protect our conference attendees, staff and presenters. Though not an easy decision to make, we fully believe it’s the right one.”
NTEA has been actively monitoring the continuously evolving situation and resulting recommendations from experts and professionals, and takes seriously a responsibility to model social distancing and not contribute to potential spread of coronavirus through a large, indoor public gathering, the stements reads. Given these factors, the board of directors and staff leadership made a clear and unanimous decision to cancel.
All conference registration fees will be refunded, the organization noted.
NTEA remains focused on education as an integral mission, and recognizes this cancellation affects industry learning and professional development plans. We are exploring hosting a virtual industry outlook and update session featuring NTEA’s staff economist Steve Latin-Kasper, who was scheduled to present at this year’s Summit. Look for updates at ntea.com/executivesummit.
For additional education and training resources, including webinars and e-learning courses, visit ntea.com/onlineeducation.