Note on COVID-19

Hello IIAR Members and Conference Attendees,
Thank you for registering for the 2020 IIAR Natural Refrigeration Conference & Heavy Equipment Expo in Orlando, FL March 15-18. We appreciate your interest in our show and hope that you are excited to participate in the many education, networking and industry programs we have put together for you this year.
I wanted to reach out to our conference attendees and members to assure everyone that we are closely tracking current news which may have an impact on IIAR’s event.
We are aware that there is some concern regarding the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) and the effect that it may have on international and domestic travel. We are closely following guidelines established by the World Health Organization (WHO), Centers for Disease Control (CDC), the US State Department , and local health departments and medical professionals on actions and measures that should be taken at this time.
With the IIAR show only days away we currently have no plans to postpone or cancel our conference. We want to assure our attendees that the IIAR 2020 Natural Refrigeration Conference & Heavy Equipment Expo will indeed take place the week of March 15
This unprecedented situation is changing daily so we remain watchful but also focused on delivering a high-quality event which is so important for our industry.
Our conference partners, including the Rosen Shingle Creek Hotel and Convention Center are taking measures to ensure the comfort and safety of our guests. Hotel rooms and public areas are thoroughly disinfected as a rule and hand sanitizer stations will be located in all public spaces and lobbies.
We are closely monitoring the situation and are in daily contact with our service providers. We are aware that this situation is fluid and if there are any changes which may affect the IIAR event we will let you know immediately.
With that being said, the safety and comfort of our members and guests is a fundamental concern of ours. Decisions on this front are not made lightly.
We appreciate the time and commitment you show to the IIAR and our industry, your contributions are greatly recognized.
David L. Rule
President, IIAR