After much deliberation in the wake of rapidly changing and unprecedented circumstances surrounding the 2019 Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19), the Water Quality Association has made the extremely difficult decision to cancel its 2020 Convention & Exposition, originally scheduled for Orlando, FL, April 1-3. WQA also will not host the WQA Business Boot Camp, on March 31 in Orlando.
We understand what this signature water treatment industry event means to our members, exhibitors,presenters, sponsors, clients and all our many attendees. This was not a decision made lightly or without significant deliberation. But, in the face of increasing concerns and the guidance of governmental and health agencies, the decision was compelled and required.
In the end, recommendations and actions by the World Health Organization (WHO) and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), coupled with our concerns for attendees’ health and safety and the related travel restrictions imposed on many of our exhibitors and attendees, left us with no choice but to cancel the 2020 WQA Convention. WQA staff is beginning the hard work now of determining what alternatives it can offer in another format or at a different time. Look for more information in coming weeks.