I hope you and your family are staying safe and well during this unprecedented time. I have some important news to share: ILTA is announcing today that its board of directors has voted to cancel its 40th Annual Operating Conference and Trade Show, initially scheduled for June 2020 and moved to November 16-18, 2020, because of the continued spread of COVID-19.
“After much consideration, we feel cancelling this year’s show is regrettably necessary,” said ILTA Chairman Kip Middendorf, who is also managing director of Wolf Lakes Terminals. “The ILTA staff has worked extremely hard in their attempt to deliver a safe and beneficial in-person event. I am very proud of their effort and commitment. Unfortunately, because of the sustained presence of the coronavirus both in Texas and nationwide, the severe restrictions on national and international travel, corporate travel bans and continued uncertainties as we move into fall, we decided to shift our focus to developing a successful event for 2021, when we expect to return to more typical conditions for conferences and trade shows.”
Safety is always a priority for our industry. We're proud that our event is the "must attend" event that brings together tanks and terminals professionals to network and learn. We're committed to delivering these benefits to you again next year.
We are working hard to get everything in place for a successful event in the future, and we will make more announcements about our new plans as soon as we can. In the meantime, thank you for being a part of our ILTA community. Please let us know how else we can provide value to you during the current challenges.