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Cancellation of the 2020 BCI Convention + Power Mart Expo

After careful review, dialogue with key stakeholders, and considerable evaluation of the evolving public health situation, it is with deep regret that BCI has decided to cancel the 2020 BCI Convention + Power Mart Expo, April 26-28 in Henderson, NV.

This is not a decision that was made lightly. BCI recognizes how important the Convention is to our members, suppliers and attendees. But the health and safety of our attendees is our utmost concern. Numerous factors forced us to conclude that it is impracticable to safely hold the event as scheduled. Those factors include the continued spread of COVID-19 around the world and in Nevada, the World Health Organization's declaration of COVID-19 as a pandemic, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's recommendations to cancel gatherings of over 250 persons in communities with local transmissions, and the continued expansion of corporate and government issued travel restrictions.

We appreciate your understanding that this situation is one that is beyond BCI's control. We look forward to welcoming you to next year's BCI Convention + Power Mart Expo, April 25-27, 2021 in Naples, Florida, and hope many of you also will be able to attend our Environmental, Health and Safety Conference in October in St. Louis, Missouri. BCI also is looking into ways we can provide the valuable content planned for the Convention virtually to our expected attendees and members in the coming months, and we hope you will join us for those sessions.

If you have already registered for the event, please watch your inbox for additional communications regarding next steps. We encourage anyone who has booked hotel room reservations for the Convention to contact the hotel immediately to inform them of your changed travel plans.

Should you have any questions, please feel free to reach out to Pam O'Brien at +1.312.673.5752 or pobrien@batterycouncil.org. For media inquiries, please contact Lisa Dry at +1.202.367.1240 or ldry@batterycouncil.org.