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PTDA Cancels In-Person Industry Summit

In lieu of annual conference, which was to take place this October in Atlanta, the organization will offer virtual networking opportunities and resume the live event in 2021.
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The Power Transmission Distributors Association on Wednesday canceled the in-person Industry Summit, set for Oct. 21-24 in Atlanta, Georgia, due to the surge in COVID cases around the country.

PTDA said it is “looking at virtual networking opportunities for the same week” and for members to stay tuned for more information.

Here is the email that PTDA sent Wednesday morning:

“Navigating through a global pandemic does not come with a playbook. The facts, data, information, discussions and decisions are valid for only a moment of time. A few weeks ago, COVID numbers were improving, and we were all proceeding forward to what we hoped would become the new normal. We all miss being together in person, and we really thought it was going to be possible for us to come together in Atlanta at this year’s Industry Summit. And then things changed. Again.

“Even though a lot could change by October, we chose to make the tough decision now to cancel the in-person Industry Summit to ensure that we all stay healthy and safe.

“However, we do understand the importance of coming together as an industry, especially now, so we are looking at virtual networking opportunities for the same week. Stay tuned for more information.

“Thank you for your patience and your loyalty. Stay safe and healthy. We look forward to seeing you virtually in October and in person next year in San Francisco!”

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