US association AED - the Associated Equipment Distributors - has postponed its 2021 Summit for a second time, from March 29 to 31st until May 24th to 26th, following the growing cases of Covid-19 in the USA. It will still be held at the Mirage hotel Las Vegas, along with a virtual option.
The association has been working with MGM, the owner of the Mirage, to develop a plan that includes detailed protocols to incorporate health and safety into every aspect of Summit. This includes virtual site inspections, creative catering options and venue arrangements that meet all physical distancing requirements such as social distancing, face masks, frequent sanitising stations and contactless registration.
Chief executive Brian McGuire said: “Although the dates may have changed, the 2021 Summit’s scheduled events remain the same. Attendees will be able to participate in professional education sessions, browse vendors on the Conference Dealer Expo floor, participate in hospitality suite meetings, and hear from world class speakers. When you attend Summit, regardless if it is in-person or virtually, you will still get all the same great programming. AED will continue to work closely with The Mirage in Las Vegas to negate any unnecessary health risk.”