Monday, March 29, 20201
Dear ICSC Members,
In March of 2020, businesses and offices across the United States and Canada closed in response to COVID-19. The introduction of vaccines over the past several months has given hope that we will return to some level of normalcy in 2021. ICSC is eager, as soon as it is safe, to bring our members back together live to connect with their peers, business partners and industry leaders.
We recognize there is great interest in our event planned for December in Las Vegas, as well as ICSC's event schedule for the remainder of the year. With the health and safety of our members and team top of mind, and in consultation with ICSC's Chair, Vice-Chair and Executive Board, we have set a goal to tentatively begin live events after the U.S. Labor Day holiday in September. If conditions allow and with appropriate safety precautions in place, we plan to organize one to two small-scale live events in each of ICSC's five U.S. and Canadian regions, as well as the CenterBuild Conference, the U.S. Law Conference and the biggest, national gathering of our industry in December in Las Vegas. ICSC's mission for the December event is to bring the industry back together safely and affordably while delivering high value for participants. We are consulting with members and are in the midst of exploring options for exhibitors and attendees. We will share detailed plans as they are finalized. Beyond our December event in Las Vegas, we do not plan to hold any large-scale regional deal-making events in 2021.
We are extremely appreciative of our members' interest in ICSC hosting live events again in 2021. While deeply committed to providing you these opportunities to connect, we will always keep member safety and event quality front and center. In addition to the live events mentioned above, we will offer a robust schedule of virtual events throughout 2021. We expect to hold a comprehensive schedule of events in 2022 and will share next year’s event plan later this year.
We will continue to communicate with you regularly throughout 2021 and, if circumstances change, adjust our plans accordingly. Thank you for your membership and support.
President & CEO