The choice wasn’t easy. Every step of the way, we’ve made an effort to plan an event that was exciting, informative, engaging, and most importantly, safe. Unfortunately, the current wave of the pandemic is too much. Hospital capacity continues to drop and regulations on gatherings are constantly changing. Instead of throwing all caution to the wind, we’ve decided it’s better to be safe than sorry.
At the end of 2020, we considered transitioning the live, in-person event to a series of online seminars or digital meetups. However, after much discussion, we’ve decided that petroleum marketers are better together. No other interaction is as effective as face-to-face meetings to build relationships, share ideas and communicate. Plus, virtual events are limited in their scope and benefit.
To ensure all WPMA members get the most out of WPMAEXPO, we’ve decided to start planning the 2022 installment. That means no in-person or virtual event in 2021. We hate putting off such a major gathering, but with so much uncertainty, we felt it was best.
If you’ve already registered for the event and purchased tickets, don’t worry. We’re currently contacting all attendees and informing them of the refund process. If you booked your room at the Mirage in the WPMA block, the hotel will automatically cancel your reservation and refund your deposit.
We sincerely apologize for any inconvenience. We’re disappointed too, but are confident that we’re making the right decision. In the meantime, mark your calendar for next year. The 2022 WPMAEXPO is scheduled to take place Feb. 22-24, 2022 at The Mirage.