MILD announced that its summer convention planned for July has been postponed
year. Except for the change in dates, now set for Aug. 13-15, 2021, the
convention venue and
plans remain the same, MILD said.
“We have been able to secure the same great room rates and activities at Crystal
Resort for 2021 and Charles Marshall has agreed to be our keynote address
speaker,” MILD said in
Also falling victim were two events planned by the North Carolina Association of
A meeting of stakeholders in the Drycleaning Solvent Cleanup Act scheduled for
April 30 was
cancelled. NCALC said the next distribution of updated fund statistics is
expected during the
NCALC also had to cancel its spring meeting planned for May 1-3 at the Blockade
Resort at Wrightsville Beach, NC. The association sad it is planning another
visit to the Blockade
Runner in Spring 2021, “when hopefully the current virus concerns have become a distant
Not canceled is the association’s annual convention set for Oct. 30 to Nov. 1, 2020 at the
Charlotte Marriott City Center in Charlotte, NC.
The Midwest Drycleaning and Laundry Institute also announced that all group gatherings and
educational seminars have been canceled. These include a professional
wetcleaning seminar, an
Indiana Pacers game and an onsite meeting of the MWDLI Advisory Council.
“The health and safety of our members, their employees, their families are of
and canceling these events comes as the world looks to slow down the spread of
the virus, MWDLI
Still on the MWDLI schedule is an August 7-8 annual convention at Hollywood Casino Hotel in
The Southwest Drycleaners Association in March canceled its trade show that was to be held in
April in Ft. Worth, TX. SDA now plans to hold its next Cleaners Showcase in
April in Irving, TX.
Also scheduled for April and now postponed was the Textile Care Allied Trades Association’s
annual conference. The April 29-May 2 event in Hilton Head, SC, was to have been
a celebration of
the association’s 100th anniversary.
Another casualty is the Coin Laundry Association’s Excellence in Laundry conference that was to
take place this month in San Diego. CLA said it is postponing that gathering
until May 17-19, 2022
at the same San Diego location, the Rancho Bernardo Inn. CLA said those who had
this month’s event will be refunded their registration fees and the Rancho Bernardo Inn
automatically cancel all room reservations and refund those charges.
Industry events outside the U.S. have been scuttled, too. The International Drycleaners
Congress canceled its convention that was to be held in conjunction with the TwinClean
sponsored by the Drycleaning Institute of Australia this month in Melbourne,
Australia. Both events
have been canceled. TwinClean may try to reschedule for February or March of
Messe Frankfurt’s Texcare International exhibition scheduled for Germany in June was also
postponed. Organizers are hoping the show will go on eventually with dates of
Oct. 24-28 under