Last updateWed, 01 Jul 2020 1pm

IJO cancels Show for first time in 48-year history

IJO RobertsJeff RobertsAfter careful consideration of the widespread health risks posed by COVID-19 and the current state of the economy, IJO has made the difficult decision to cancel its 2020 Conference scheduled for July 24 - 28 in Baltimore, MD. 

“There were many factors to consider in making this decision,” said IJO President & CEO Jeff Roberts. “Will the convention center still be a hospital? Will the airlines be up and running on a normal schedule? Will our attendees be ready to gather in large numbers? We put a great deal of thought into this and it’s the first time we’ve ever had to cancel.”

IJO’s priority is the health, safety and well-being of all its members he said. “We are saddened to cancel this program but feel with the remaining uncertainty, it is the right decision.”

IJO will not be rescheduling in 2020 but will look forward to meeting again in Orlando, FL, February 26 - March 2, 2021.

IJO meets twice yearly at luxury properties around the country, which approximately 75% of IJO members attend. For information on IJO retailer membership call Penny Palmer at 800-624-9252, ext. 104, and for vendor membership Mary Moses Kinney at ext. 103. Visit www.IJO.com for more information.