The Institute of Scrap Recycling Industries (ISRI), Washington, plans to postpone the ISRI Annual Convention & Exposition, ISRI2020, which was originally scheduled to take place April 27-30 at the Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino in Las Vegas.
“ISRI has been monitoring the spread of COVID-19 and its impacts on national and world events for nearly two months with one key factor in mind: the health and safety of our members, meeting attendees, exhibitors and staff,” says Brian Shine, ISRI chairman and president of Manitoba Corp. in Lancaster, New York. “Given that the World Health Organization officially deemed this a pandemic, and in light of the many states declaring an emergency along with associated closures and curtailments of normal daily life, it is impossible for ISRI to hold the convention as planned.
“Therefore, for the safety of all involved, we cannot move forward with the ISRI2020 convention in April of this year,” he continues.
Shine says the association and convention team is in the process of reviewing options for alternative dates and venues as well as different methods of information delivery. He adds that more information on the impact of this cancelation will be sent to preregistered attendees and exhibitors in the coming days and weeks.
“Thank you to all of you who have communicated with us to express your support and thoughts,” Shine concludes. “Let’s continue to work together through this pandemic and into even greater success in the future.”