CFMA to Cancel 2020 Annual Conference & Exhibition
For Immediate Release:
March 30, 2020
Contact: Samantha Lake
CFMA's 2020 Annual Conference & Exhibition is Canceled Due to COVID-19 Concerns
Princeton, NJ — The Construction Financial Management Association (CFMA) has made the difficult and unprecedented decision to cancel its 2020 Annual Conference & Exhibition scheduled for May 30-June 3, 2020, in Washington, D.C.
CFMA’s leadership has been closely monitoring updates and recommendations regarding the COVID-19 pandemic from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the World Health Organization (WHO), federal and local governments, and recent travel advisories and restrictions within the U.S. and globally – all of which have factored into this unfortunate decision.
"The health, safety, and welfare of our members, exhibitors, staff, and other stakeholders are of the utmost importance," said CFMA President & CEO Stuart Binstock. "These are uncertain times that will have a profound impact on the economy, the construction industry, and our members’ companies. Even as we eventually return to some sense of normalcy, it won’t immediately be business as usual. Therefore, it is in everyone’s best interest to cancel this event and help our members focus on their jobs and companies." While this in-person event will not be rescheduled, CFMA is exploring the option of hosting a virtual conference and hopes to have more details within the next one to two weeks. As more details regarding the virtual conference become available, we will update conference.cfma.org with the latest information.
Registered attendees can request a full refund by clicking here; all Golf Tournament, Charity Event, Benchmarker Review, ICCIFP Party, and Guest event fees will be automatically refunded. If registered attendees would like to apply a portion of their Conference fees toward the virtual conference, no action is required at this time. All questions regarding refunds can be sent to email@example.com.
The Washington Marriott Wardman Park hotel will cancel all room reservations and cancellation confirmations will be e-mailed to guests.
Exhibitors, Sponsors & Presenters
Exhibitors, sponsors, and presenters will be contacted by CFMA regarding refunds and future opportunities.
COVID-19 Resource Center
As CFMA continues to provide education and information, visit cafe.cfma.org/covid-19-resources to understand how COVID-19 will impact the construction industry and steps to take to help navigate this pandemic.
Founded in 1981 and headquartered in Princeton, NJ, CFMA is an individual membership organization and the only association dedicated to bringing together construction financial professionals and those partners serving their unique needs. CFMA provides invaluable resources and education to its more than 9,000 members and 98 chapters across North America. In cooperation with its affiliate organization, the Institute of Certified Construction Industry Financial Professionals (ICCIFP), CFMA promotes industry best practices and continuing education in support of its mission: To be essential to the growth and success of construction financial professionals. Visit www.cfma.org for more information.