NCRMA calls off conference, cites coronavirus concerns

NCRMA calls off conference, cites coronavirus concerns | Insurance Business

NCRMA calls off conference, cites coronavirus concerns

The National Cannabis Risk Management Association (NCRMA) has announced that its upcoming conference, NCRMA2020, has been postponed in light of concerns regarding the spread of COVID-19.

The event was originally set to be held at the Bally’s hotel and resort in Las Vegas, from March 22 to 24. But the NCRMA said in a release that the conference will now be held later this year, “likely in the fall.” The specific dates and the venue will be announced at a later date.

“Our responsibilities as a risk manager transcend our passion and desire to bring our membership together,” said NCRMA chairman Rocco Petrilli. “Though we are disappointed to have to postpone our event, as our leadership continued to monitor the developments, it became abundantly clear that this was the correct course of action. Our hearts go out to families and communities that have been affected by the COVID-19. We hope our decision will help reduce the spread of this virus.”

Petrilli noted that NCRMA2020 is just one of the many conferences and events that have been postponed or canceled due to the threat of COVID-19. In addition, travel restrictions and corporate bans on travel have also been taken into consideration.

“Clearly this factored heavily in our decision to postpone our event,” the chairman remarked. He added that while the cancelation is unfortunate, this gives more time for additional members of the NCRMA to become involved and attend the rescheduled event.