2020 Convention – San Diego, California – USA
PAIMA 36th Annual Convention
October 18th – October 20th, 2020 — San Diego, California – USA
UPDATED JUNE 15TH, 2020
Dear PAIMA Members and friends:
It is with great regret that the PAIMA Board of Directors and our Executive Director have had to come to the tough decision and are now communicating to all our members that the PAIMA 36th Annual Convention later this year in San Diego (October 18th -20th) – HAS BEEN CANCELLED.
After carefully analyzing the current domestic and global status of the COVID-19 pandemic and the risks involved, we had no other option than to cancel the convention to ensure the safety of our PAIMA family. A variety of factors were considered to reach this decision.
These factors included the economic impact this pandemic has had on our industry and the costs associated with attending the conventions, the uncertainty of the social distancing guidelines that will be in place if conventions can be held in 2020, the inability to deliver a quality program based on the unknown pandemic guidelines today with our selected vendors in San Diego and current travel restrictions and travel challenges related to the pandemic itself were some of the multiple factors that were considered. Due to this unprecedented worldwide scenario, the PAIMA Board of Directors will not count the year 2020 as part of our PAIMA 2014 By-Law amendment which states that every PAIMA Member must be registered to attend an Annual Convention at least once every other year.
The current unpredictability of social distancing, flight uncertainties, sky rising airfares, uncertain meeting conditions and lack of business in our industry; these and other key factors brought us to this final difficult conclusion. It was not an easy decision, but we believe it was the best thing to do for our members. Our members and friend’s health, safety and well-being are at the front and the center of this verdict.
Please mark your calendars for our PAIMA 37th Annual Convention which will be held in Orlando, Florida from October 10th thru October 12th, 2021. We will do our utmost to make next year’s convention in Orlando one for the record books. Wishing all of you, your families, and staff; health and safety and we thank you for your understanding and support.
PAIMA Board of Directors & PAIMA Executive Director
A HUGE THANK YOU TO OUR 2019 SPONSORS!
- Ace International Movers
- AMR International Relocation
- Bliss Moving & Logistics Srl
- Carl Hartmann GmbH
- Conroy Removals
- Dewitt Move Worldwide
- Galleon International Shipping Co Ltd
- Global Moving & Storage Ltd.
- Global Packing International Movers Ltda
- High Relocation Worldwide
- Humboldt International
- Moving Systems SAC
- Neygi Moving & Relocation
- Orient International Relocations
- Planes Moving & Storage
- Rodi Cargo International Group
- Suddath International
- Swiss Moving Service AG
- Teamwork International Moving
- TG International Insurance Brokerage
- Tippet Richardson
- Trafimar Relocation Services
- Wickman Worldwide Services