Dear NAEC community,
I am pleased to announce the finalized details of our 2021 Fall Convention and Exposition and please note that the dates and location have changed. Our annual flagship event will be held in New Orleans, Louisiana on October 4th-7th, a slight change from the original dates.
As event restrictions related to COVID-19 continue to improve, we remain in close contact with the New Jersey Governor’s office and the CDC. Instead of crossing our fingers and hoping for the best, our leadership team has been proactive in securing a new location in New Orleans for the event, and we will be able to at last be certain about our plans to bring our members an in-person event.
This is definitive change to a location that we know from experience is a strong host for this event. We extend our utmost gratitude to our gracious hosts in Atlantic City, who have treated us so well each time we visit and we look forward to being back there in 2024.
I am grateful to our staff for their leadership by having this alternative plan ready, and I am certain that you will appreciate this change eliminates the few questions about event restrictions to be answered. I look forward to the event, which promises to be a wonderful return to the live trade show tradition that we have celebrated for so many years. I will see you in New Orleans, and laissez les bons temps rouler!