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.
The host hotel has not re-opened on its announced schedule of September 1, and with 60 days remaining before the conventions, we have lost confidence that it will reopen in October.
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 is looking at options for a virtual alternative and will keep everyone informed.