The US Automotive Recyclers Association’s upcoming annual convention and expo, initially scheduled to take place in Reno, Nevada will be held online due to ongoing concerns around the Covid-19 pandemic.
‘Ultimately, the health and safety of the membership and staff is our top priority,’ says ARA’s director Sandy Blalock. ‘After many discussions, serious consideration and with the safety of all attendees at the forefront, we have decided to re-direct all of our efforts into transitioning the 77th Annual ARA Convention and Exposition into a virtual conference. We were hopeful that this year’s convention could remain a live event but the current state-of-affairs simply presents too much uncertainty and risk at this time.’
The date of the event, 11-14 November, will remain unchanged and ARA is in the process of adapting the educational programming, exposition hours and networking events into a full programme that will showcase automotive recycling ‘at its best’. More details will be released in the coming weeks.
‘For 76 years, the ARA Annual Convention & Exposition has been the gathering place for the professional automotive recycling industry and an incredible place to network, learn and conduct business,’ adds ARA president, Scott Robertson.
‘ARA is the voice of the professional automotive recycling industry and it is our duty to provide information, education and opportunity to automotive recyclers from around the world – even in the midst of a global pandemic. Yes, it will look different but it will still be the extraordinary experience that our attendees have come to expect year after year.’
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