WASHINGTON, DC – After an exhaustive process of due diligence conversations and staff preparation efforts, ABA has come to a difficult decision to cancel the 2020 ABA Annual Convention in Scottsdale, AZ. The health and safety of our attendees and staff are of paramount importance. We are humbled by the support and outreach of our members, as we seek ways to better serve you all during this unprecedented time in our Nation.
Here are the next steps that ABA will be taking on Members’ behalf and additional attendee options.:
- Registration fees will be refunded by the method they were submitted
- Sports Fees will be refunded by the method they were submitted
- ATBI Congratulations and PEC Golf Hole sponsorships will be refunded by the method they were submitted
- Alternatively, attendees have the option to make a financial donation/donation of their fee to assist in offsetting incurred Convention costs
- Sponsorship fees will be refunded by the method they were submitted
- Alternatively, sponsors have the option to make a financial donation/donation of their fee to assist in offsetting incurred Convention costs – simply let me know
- Sponsors have the ability to reserve their same sponsorship for 2021 now; Invoicing will begin in November for 2021
- All reservations made in the ABA block will be automatically cancelled at no penalty to the attendee
- All attendees will receive a cancellation notice from the hotel
We hope that you will continue to engage with us at 2021 ABA Annual Convention, March 21-24, 2021, in Orlando, Fl. We will be celebrating the ATBI’s 101st Anniversary, all while providing attendees a premier annual event for the industry’s leaders through education, trends and B2B networking between bakers, suppliers and industry partners.
We Believe in You and We Believe in Bakery.
Please let ABA’s Senior Director of Meetings and Education Sam Moore know if you have any questions. Please email any questions first, as we work through all of the refunds and adjustments for attendees.
The American Bakers Association (ABA) is the Washington D.C.-based voice of the wholesale baking industry. Since 1897, ABA has worked to increase protection from costly government overreach, build the talent pool of skilled workers with specialized training programs, and forge industry alignment by establishing a more receptive environment to grow the baking industry. ABA advocates on behalf of more than 1,000 baking facilities and baking company suppliers. ABA members produce bread, rolls, cookies, crackers, bagels, sweet goods, tortillas, and many other wholesome, nutritious, baked products feeding America’s families. The baking industry generates more than $153 billion in economic activity annually and employs more than 799,500 highly skilled people.