Julie Cerza, CEM | Director of Member Recruiting and Member Services | Nations Best Sports
My thoughts, as well as IAEE’s, continue to be with you and your families in these unprecedented and challenging times. For some of us, we will soon start working in our offices again, and some still remotely, but one thing is for sure…our industry is strong and we are continuing to fight together to get business back to normal, or as normal as it can be by moving our exhibitions and events along and advocating for our industry.
Our industry has been dramatically impacted by this pandemic, and our hearts and thoughts go out to those individually and personally affected by business closures, layoffs and furloughs. The positive side of this pandemic is that there have been many new initiatives and task forces being put into place over the past few months which will allow our industry and our organizations to move forward, establishing a safer way of conducting business and allowing our companies the opportunity for continued growth.
The best news though is that the IAEE Women’s Leadership Forum is still taking place. Postponed to 8-9 September, the event will take place at Lansdowne Resort and Spa in Leesburg, VA, and the committee and I cannot wait to see you all there! With our same scheduled lineup of amazing keynotes, it will be a phenomenal time for us to come together, to share with one another and to continue our solidarity of being the great industry that we are while moving forward.
I hope to see you soon, and until then, let’s all stay safe and healthy.