By Anthony Capkun
June 9, 2020 – In anticipation of the need for continued emphasis on local operations, employees and families, sensitivity to financial impacts and an ongoing focus on safety and wellness, AD will move to a virtual format for its slate of 2020 North American and other fall meetings.
“I’m so grateful to our independents, supplier partners and associates who contributed their perspectives and ideas as we work to deliver meetings that help us all connect, get updated and build on our relationships virtually,” said AD CEO and chair Bill Weisberg. “We understand many members, suppliers and service providers share our disappointment that we can’t meet in person. We’ll be back at it soon and look forward to reconnecting face-to-face when conditions permit us to do so.”
AD worked with impacted divisional boards, committees and its associates to ensure a “meaningful virtual experience that allows participants to experience the networking and relationship-building aspects of AD’s signature meetings”.
The group’s virtual meetings will include member and supplier business updates and strategic supplier briefings. The majority will also include network meetings and booth sessions.