In the wake of recent reports detailing increased coronavirus cases in the U.S., buying group Azione Unlimited has decided to reschedule its Spring Extroversive Experience conference in Bonita Springs, Fla. until July 1-3, 2020.
The organization cites a desire to keep its members safe as the main reason for the postponement.
While the event will still take place later in the year, Azione has decided to offer more videos and live-streamed webinars to its members, including panel discussions and a wellness-focused talk from CE Pro‘s Julie Jacobson and PureWellness CEO Vinny Lodbell. The online-only event will take place during the Spring Extroversive Experience’s originally scheduled dates of March 18-20, 2020.
Read the company’s full statement below:
“At the core of Azione Unlimited is a desire to connect with the brilliant minds of this industry and share our vision for the future we are building together. However, with the escalated concerns around COVID-19, we find it prudent to postpone our Spring Extroversive Experience conference in Bonita Springs, Florida.
In regards to the safety of our members – this is absolutely the correct decision to make. We cherish our dealer and vendor members and conferences such as this are one of our favorite ways to celebrate our combined accomplishments.
Azione Unlimited will rehost the postponed conference on July 1 – 3, at Bonita Springs, Florida, running the full program of scheduled events.
In place of the in-person event, Azione Unlimited is imploring options to bring many of the critical education components to our members through a combination of videos and live streaming webinars. This includes a panel discussion with Florida-based ASID-certified designers Jackie Brown of Jacqueline Brown Interiors, Lisa Kahn of Lisa Kahn Designs, and Troy Beasley of Beasley & Henley Interior Design. The online event will also host Azione Board Director Eric Thies of DSI Luxury Technology, CEPro’s Julie Jacobson, and PureWellness CEO Vinny Lodbell for a discussion focused on wellness, marketing, and general tactics to keep business strong during a mounting global pandemic.
We want to take a moment and thank all of our dealer and vendor members for their support, and we look forward to seeing our community in a few months.”