(Southern Pines, NC)….The Board of Directors on the NC Captive Insurance Association announced Wednesday that it has canceled it’s 2020 Annual Conference rescheduled for August 30-September 2 at the Washington Duke Inn in Durham citing complications from the Covid -19 virus. The conference, originally scheduled for May, was moved to late August to give health care officials what was hoped to be sufficient time to develop treatments or a vaccine for the virus. Unfortunately, that has not proved to be the case.
Association Chairman Lea Riddle said, “The Board really wanted for this conference to happen or we would not have gone through the effort to reschedule from the original date.” Continuing, “To our disappointment the Domino’s did not fall in the right direction to allow us to safely conduct the conference. Challenges that could not be overcome include the Governor’s unwillingness to move to stage 3 of our state’s reopening, new cases and hospitalizations not having stabilized, unwillingness for a number of our out of state attendees being willing to travel and what was going to prove to be an interesting experience in the hotel for those who did attend.”
David Littlehale, Chair of the Conference Planning Committee believes that “while the committee is disappointed we could not go forward we will immediately turn our attention toward planning for the 2021 meeting scheduled for May 2-4 once again at Durham’s Washington Duke Inn.” The programming for next year will be refreshed with new topics and panels. Littlehale expressed his thanks to members of the conference committee and the speakers who had agreed to present at the conference.
Tom Adams, NCCIA President and CEO noted that while the cancellation is a keen disappointment there is next year.” We really hate that our members and others will not have the ability to gather this year. The positive is that we have almost an entire year to get a solution(s) for Covid and a veteran team to put the program together. I look forward to seeing everyone next May.” Refund information will be provided directly to individual registrants.
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