ATLANTA — March 16, 2020 — The Americas Apparel Producers’ Network (AAPN) has postponed both the Carolina Mill Tour/Charlotte Regional Conference and its annual meeting. A new date has been selected for the mill tour and regional meeting. A new date is yet to be determined for the annual meeting as AAPN works with the hotel and textile events calendar, which is expected to now be busy in the second half of the year!
In announcing the new date for the Carolina Mill Tour and Charlotte Regional Conference, Sue Strickland, executive director, and Mike Todaro, managing director, AAPN, said:
“AAPN networks every day, all 365 of them. Still, nothing beats face-to-face networking. In fact, the best marketing tool of all time remains face-to-face interaction. Our meetings are legendary for just that reason — half the agenda is set aside for networking.
That’s why we moved our Carolina Mill Tour and Charlotte Regional Conference from the end of this month to Sep 29 – Oct 2 – to take the pressure off of our members who truly want to come to our meetings.”
The pair issued the following statement regarding the AAPN annual meeting:
“We are deferring our May meeting until later this year, absolutely, effective now. This was not an easy choice for us but it is exponentially not an easy time for you.
We are having discussions with the hotel regarding future dates. At the same time, we are tracking many industry organizations who are also deferring their events. Clearly later this year there will be a crush of industry events competing with your enormous backlog of business travel.
We WILL do the right thing with your registration fee, as always. Give us time to sort this all out. If you’ve already registered we can apply your money to the future event. If you require a refund, by all means let us know.”
Stay tuned for future updates.
Posted March 17, 2020
Source: Americas Apparel Producers’ Network