“In light of health and safety recommendations and keeping our community, both here and abroad in mind, CMA Shipping 2020 will be delivered as a 100% virtual event,” said Chris Aversano, president of the CMA.
The North American Shipping Week will start with SHIPPINGInsight 20/20 – A Vision for the Decade on 12 October, and conclude on 14 October. The CMA Shipping Conference and Exhibition will commence on 14 October, and conclude 16 October.
“As always, we plan to deliver a robust schedule filled with great speakers, panels, a virtual exhibition space, and plenty of opportunities for attendees to interact one-on-one. We’re extremely excited about this innovative solution that balances delivering great content with safety,” Aversano said.
Speaking on the changes to the 2020 event, Aversano also confirmed that next year’s CMA Shipping Conference and Exhibition will take place in October 2021, and that delegates, attendees, sponsors and exhibitors, who have already paid, will have access to the 2020 event, and the 2021 event.
Aversano added: “The 35th CMA Shipping Conference will be an historic event for the Connecticut Maritime Association – our first global digital conference. We are disappointed not to be able to see our CMA family in person, but as our focus is on the community, we do not want to put any of our community members at risk.”