2020 NACDS Total Store Expo unable to be held

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Date set for next year's event in Denver

Steven Anderson, president and chief executive officer of NACDS has issued the following memo regarding 2020 Total Store Expo:

To:       NACDS Members

From:  Steven C. Anderson, FASAE, CAE, IOM

President & Chief Executive Officer

Date:   June 4, 2020

steve anderson

Steven Anderson

The San Diego Convention Center has announced that it will now be closed for events until September. As a result, NACDS is unable to hold the 2020 Total Store Expo (TSE), which had been scheduled for August 8 to 10 at the Convention Center. As has been the case throughout NACDS’ history, and certainly now during this pandemic, an unwavering member focus defines NACDS. Consistent with that focus, NACDS continuously evaluated the prospect of presenting the Total Store Expo (TSE) that lives up to member expectations. Paramount to any decision was the health and safety of attendees. At the same time the very ability to hold TSE in San Diego was a dynamic that we had to monitor carefully. Well-being and practicality have been the subject of a multitude of conversations with appropriate officials.

In light of this unique situation, and NACDS’ unwavering member focus, NACDS will refund to members 100% of the funds paid to NACDS in connection with the TSE. NACDS holds itself to the highest standards of informing and serving its members, and this situation, though challenging and disappointing, is no exception. Please contact Jim Whitman, NACDS’ Senior Vice President of Member Programs and Services, at 703-837-4610, for additional information also visit the 2020 NACDS Total Store Expo website frequently-asked-questions.

Looking forward, the NACDS board of directors emphasizes that our attention turns to the 2021 NACDS Total Store Expo, which will be held August 21-23 in Denver, Colo. In addition, we already are planning for the highly anticipated return of the NACDS Annual Meeting next year, April 24-27, 2021, at The Breakers in Palm Beach, Florida.

As always, please know that your strong engagement and support of NACDS remains truly appreciated. We remain committed to working alongside you for the ultimate good of the patients, consumers, team members, communities, and nation we all serve.



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