Posted June 8, 2020

AD fall meetings to be virtual

AD announced that it plans to move to a virtual format for its 2020 North American meeting and other fall meetings.

AD virtual meetingsThe wholesale buying group said the decision was made in anticipation of the need for continued emphasis on local operations, employees and families, sensitivity to financial impacts and an ongoing focus on safety and wellness.

AD said it worked collaboratively with impacted divisional boards, committees and associates to ensure a meaningful virtual experience that allows participants to experience the networking and relationship-building aspects of AD’s signature meetings.

AD’s virtual meetings will include member and supplier business updates and strategic supplier briefings. The majority will also include network meetings and booth sessions.

“I’m so grateful to our independents, supplier partners and associates who contributed their perspectives and ideas as we work to deliver meetings that help us all connect, get updated and build on our relationships virtually,” said Bill Weisberg, AD CEO and chairman. “We understand many members, suppliers and service providers share our disappointment that we can’t meet in person. We’ll be back at it soon and look forward to reconnecting face to face when conditions permit us to do so.”