Originally set for May 23-27 at the Valley Forge Casino Resort in King of Prussia, PA, the conference has been tentatively rescheduled for May 22-26 at the same site next year. This is the second straight year the conference has been postponed due to the coronavirus.
“While the country has made big strides toward recovery from COVID-19, it has become apparent that we are not far enough along for most ING members to feel comfortable in making the decision to travel to and participate in a conference,” said ING Executive Director Mike Jamison. “Our member survey indicated such, and so does our common sense.”
The Valley Forge Tourism & Convention Board will remain as the official host, and is in line with the decision.
“The health and safety of visitors to Valley Forge, and Montgomery County, PA are always of the utmost importance to the Valley Forge Tourism & Convention Board (VFTCB),” said Lisa Karl, Vice President of Sales & Strategic Partnerships for the VFTCB. “We are honored to host this very special, and important, ING milestone, and we look forward to welcoming them in 2022. Montgomery County is an ideal golf destination, and golf is such a valuable economic driver for our community. The sport provided so many positive moments for many during this pandemic, and we’re excited to support our golf partnerships, and raise awareness about our Montco Golf brand.”
ING will produce aspects of the conference virtually for its membership this coming May which will include educational seminars, product demonstrations and more. Details will be released in the coming weeks.
If current predictions regarding recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic become reality, ING is considering a small Fall Forum in November somewhere in Florida.