The EMDA Fall Convention scheduled for October 27 – 29, 2020 at the Hilton Orlando Lake Buena Vista hotel in Orlando, Florida has been cancelled.
Through numerous conversations with the Boards of EMDA and the Farm Equipment Manufacturers Association (FEMA) – it has been determined that the Fall Conventions can not be done safely and in a way that does not negatively impact the valuable networking experience noted as one of the biggest benefits of EMDA membership.
EMDA and the Hilton Orlando Lake Buena Vista hotel have mutually agreed that the cancellation was necessary under the Force Majeure clause of the contracts due to the COVID-19 pandemic and accordingly the termination is without liability to either party.
The decision did not come lightly – our hope was to ensure we could create a dynamic experience worthy of your time and money. That was our bar, and, after discussions with the members of EMDA and FEMA, it was clear that we could not provide that valuable networking experience and the decision was made to cancel the meetings.
EMDA and FEMA are working with the Hilton Orlando to secure the property for the 2022 Fall Convention.
EMDA’s Corporate Annual meeting will be held virtually on October 28, 2020. Details to come.