OTTAWA – The Canadian Construction Association (CCA) has decided to cancel its 2020 conference scheduled for San Diego, Calif. March 15 to 18 due to coronavirus concerns.
The decision was made by the association’s board of directors following a number of emergency meetings held the weekend of March 7. Both the state of California and county of San Diego announced states of emergency due to COVID-19, noted CCA.
“The situation continues to evolve rapidly and our Association could not move forward with confidence with the meetings in San Diego. While we are all disappointed that we cannot get together to celebrate the industry as usual, we will explore opportunities to connect virtually. We thank all of our sponsors for their support and our delegates and members for their understanding,” CCA president Mary Van Buren said.
CCA is currently working through the communications and logistics of the decision, including the cancellation of conference-related zoo tour and golf tournament. Registrations will be cancelled and reimbursed.
The association is advising delegates to cancel any hotel reservations, activities or airfare outside of those booked by CCA, directly with the hotel, AZA tour company and airline to minimize any penalties. Those still choosing to travel to San Diego should contact the hotel to confirm reservations.
Further updates from CCA can be found on its website at cca-acc.com.