Greetings! On behalf of the Board of Directors and Executive Committee, we hope you and your family are doing well in these challenging times. The IECA's main priority is and will continue to be the health and well-being of our members, sponsors, and stakeholders.
The COVID-19 pandemic and dramatic decline in oil prices have significantly impacted our personal lives, the companies we work for, and the way we work. We face unprecedented times in our industry. Defaults are on the rise, companies are keenly managing expenses, travel is restricted and we all seem to be doing more with less. Now more than ever, I encourage you to take advantage of everything IECA membership has to offer. Being Informed and Staying Virtually Connected with peers is essential as we navigate and manage risk for the benefit of the organizations we work for.
As most of you know, the IECA made the difficult but necessary decision to place a moratorium on in-person events through July 31, 2020. This included the Spring Conference in Napa, California, the Canadian Conference in Calgary, the European Conference in Valencia, Spain, the Calgary Stampede event, and the Spring Fling networking event in Houston. However, during this time, we continue to provide the value you expect through informative webinars and other virtual events, access to the IECA’s vast and increasing database of resources, and member contact information. Please stay tuned for more offerings!
We also continue to connect our committees and working groups through regularly scheduled calls and will extend our member benefits for those who have yet to renew their 2020 IECA membership dues from April 1 to June 1, 2020.
As we continue to plan future events, we value your input and kindly ask for your completion of this 3-minute survey regarding the October 2020 Annual Conference.
The IECA is here for you. A sincere thank you for your continued support and we wish you and your family a safe and healthy spring.