ILTA cancels November conference, trade show due to pandemic
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Washington, DC, September 16, 2020—The International Liquid Terminals Association today announced that its board of directors has voted to cancel its 40th Annual Operating Conference and Trade Show, originally 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.”
Earlier this year, ILTA consulted with its membership and determined there was a great deal of interest in holding the show later in the 2020 calendar year. ILTA had been working hard on preparations to hold its annual event in November 2020, including implementation of measures to ensure social distancing and appropriate hygiene measures. With approximately two months remaining until the opening of the rescheduled show, the board decided to cancel the event given the continuing uncertainties.
For more information about ILTA, the terminal industry or the history of the Annual Operating Conference and Trade Show, please go to www.ilta.org.
Founded in 1974, the International Liquid Terminals Association represents more than 85 companies operating liquid terminals in all 50 states and in over 40 countries. Our members’ facilities provide critical links between all modes of transportation for liquid commodities, such as crude oil, petroleum products, chemicals, renewable fuels, fertilizer, vegetable oils and other food-grade materials that are central to the U.S. economy. Terminals provide essential logistics services that spur trade both within the United States and connect the U.S. economy with overseas markets. ILTA’s membership also includes about 400 companies that supply equipment and services to the terminal industry.
International Liquid Terminals Association