AIADA's Washington Fly-In: Canceled

Events 03/01/20

March 1, 2020 at 03:00 pm

The Willard InterContinental 1401 Pennsylvania Ave NW, Washington, District Of Columbia, United States

Dear AIADA Dealers,

It is with a heavy heart that I write today to inform all AIADA members of the cancellation of our Washington, D.C., Fly-In on May 4 and 5. In accordance with direction from the Center for Disease Control and the Washington, D.C., Mayor’s Office we are cancelling our annual event in order to protect each other and all Americans from the Covid-19 corona virus.

This is not a decision I make lightly. I truly believe that this annual event is a critical element in guaranteeing that dealer interests are protected on Capitol Hill. Unfortunately, cross-country flights, handshakes, and in-person meetings – all the things that prove our commitment to our cause – are off the table during this pandemic.

AIADA will work overtime for the remainder of this year to ensure that this cancellation does not detract from our influence in Washington, D.C. Luckily, we have a lean and agile staff with decades of experience and a proven record of meeting and conquering similar challenges.

In the meantime, my focus, and yours, will be on navigating these uncertain times as best we can. We must protect our employees and our customers, and ensure that our businesses survive whatever lies ahead. Remember this: as an AIADA member you will never face the future alone. We stand together and we stand strong.

Jason Courter
2020 AIADA Chairman