WASHINGTON, DC, US – With coronavirus (COVID-19) cases spiking in the United States, the North American Millers’ Association (NAMA) announced last week that it has canceled this year’s NAMA Annual Meeting, which had been scheduled for Oct. 1-3 in White Sulphur Springs, West Virginia, US.

NAMA said it reached its decision to cancel “after careful consideration of a number of factors, including potential health and safety concerns, government-imposed limits on in-person gatherings, member corporate travel restrictions that would significantly reduce attendance, and other factors.”

 “Gathering as an industry is an integral part of what we do as an association, and we are all disappointed that we will not be able to meet together in October,” NAMA stated in its weekly newsletter. “Nevertheless, the association’s business continues, so we will convene a virtual NAMA Board of Directors meeting as well as other NAMA committee and Division Meetings this fall.”

NAMA said it would pursue possibly re-booking the Annual Meeting in Sulphur Springs for 2023 or for subsequent years.