Due to the recent recommendation of the Centers for Disease Control limiting gatherings of 50 or more, IRPT will cancel the 2020 Conference in Little Rock. As you can imagine, this was a terribly difficult decision for our Executive Committee to make. The IRPT Annual Conference has become so extremely valuable to our Members and Registrants each year. You will find testimonials below on some reactions to the cancellation notice.

Upon request, IRPT will issue refunds for sponsorships, exhibit booths and registrations (less credit card processing fee previously charged). As a non-profit organization, our annual budget relies heavily on the conference income and the generosity of our sponsors. This will be a difficult year for our association and our members alike.

We are currently exploring all options to provide the maximum exposure possible to those who wish to waive a refund of their previously paid conference related funds to the association. Please find the below offerings associated with waiving a refund.

Please continue to stay strong and lean on your IRPT family. We will survive and continue to be of service.

For our conference registrants who waive a refund, IRPT would like to offer:

  • Non-Member registration refund waive: IRPT 2020-2021 Membership (please see membership benefits here).
  • Member registration refund waive: Placement of company logo next to listing in the 2020-2021 Membership Directory.
  • Silver sponsors and Exhibitors who waive half of their refund ($750):
    • Half page Membership Directory ad
    • One Affiliate IRPT 2020-2021 Membership
  • Gold sponsor who waive half of their refund ($1,750):
    • One IRPT 2020-2021 Membership
    • One IRPT 2020-2021 Affiliate Membership
    • Placement of company logo next to listing in the 2020-2021 Membership Directory
    • Full page Membership directory ad
  • Diamond sponsors who waive half of their refund ($2,750):
    • One IRPT 2020-2021 Membership
    • Three IRPT 2020-2021 Affiliate Memberships
    • Placement of company logo next to listing in the 2020-2021 Membership Directory
    • Full page Membership directory ad
    • Sponsorship recognition at future IRPT 2020 meetings
    • Option to present an IRPT hosted webinar.

Reactions to the cancellation notice:

As much as I hate to hear the news, it is probably the correct decision.  Really sorry to hear.

 

Thank you, Aimee.  I was afraid of this.  I hope and pray that IRPT will be able to utilize the sponsorship/exhibit/and registration monies.  This is such a worthwhile organization that does so much good for our industry!

 

I know this was a hard decision. All of my scheduled conferences have been canceled.  ISRI, Waste EXPO, etc. Thank you for making the tough decision. It was the right decision. I support you and IRPT 100%!

 

I know this was a tough but right decision to make. Thank you for your leadership.

 

Bummer!!!  but I know you'll soldier on and your membership will continue to benefit from your efforts.

 

I had wondered if you would have to cancel. I was looking forward to the Conference. I cancelled at the last minute on going to the NWC conference last week. Consider my registration a donation.

 

I do not want my sponsorship back. I understand how important the annual meetings are to continued operations. I want to do my part to make sure IRPT maintain a strong presence in the Inland River community.

 

We're sorry you had to make this difficult decision, and look forward to our next opportunity to get together with your excellent organization.


 

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Thank you to the 2020 Conference Sponsors!

Diamond Sponsors:

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Liebherr
JF Brennan2
Bedford
Wintech
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Anvil Logo

Gold Sponsors:

F&M Mafco

Port of Memphis

Port of Morgan City

Jones Walker LLP

Consolidated Terminals & Logistics

Bulk Equipment Corp.

 

Silver Sponsors:

HDR
Ports of Indiana
Impala Terminals Burnside
Port of Muskogee
Watco Companies
Hanson Professional Services
Port KC
St. Louis Port Authority
Logistics Services Inc.
Bruce Oakley, Inc.