FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS (FAQ)

After dialogue with key stakeholders, review of member feedback and ongoing evaluation of the evolving public health situation, the NAWLA Board of Directors has decided to cancel the 2020 Traders Market in Columbus, Ohio. Below are answers to questions you may have related to this change.

What will happen with my Traders Market registration?
If you have already registered for the 2020 Traders Market, your registration (and all fees) will automatically be transferred in full to the 2021 Traders Market in Louisville, Kentucky, November 10-12, 2021, safeguarding you from potential rate increases next year and streamlining the registration process for 2021. If you do not wish to experience these benefits, please contact NAWLA Headquarters before September 15, 2020 for a refund.

If you’ve already booked a hotel room within the NAWLA block, your reservation will be cancelled by NAWLA Headquarters and you will receive a confirmation directly from the hotel. If you made your hotel reservations outside of the NAWLA block, you will need to cancel those reservations, as NAWLA has no authority to do so. Be sure to contact your airline or travel agency to cancel your flight(s), if you have already made them.

Will the 2020 Traders Market be held virtually?
We recognize that many people were looking forward to coming together at the Traders Market in November, and NAWLA remains committed to creating opportunities for those connections during these challenging times.

NAWLA is pleased to announce it will host an all-new virtual member experience this fall, with relevant education sessions, networking activities and opportunities for suppliers and service affiliates to showcase offerings to our members. Please watch for additional details about this new event, and online registration, in the coming weeks.

How will exhibitor and sponsor commitments be handled?
NAWLA thanks you for ongoing support of our Traders Market. If you have already contracted exhibit space or sponsor opportunities for the 2020 Traders Market, fees previously paid to NAWLA and associated terms will automatically be transferred in full to the 2021 Traders Market in Louisville, Kentucky, November 10-12, 2021, safeguarding you from potential rate increases next year and streamlining your 2021 participation. If you do not wish to experience these benefits, please contact NAWLA Headquarters before September 15, 2020 for a refund.

Can I sponsor the new virtual event?
Yes, all member companies have the same opportunity to sponsor education and networking opportunities during NAWLA’s new virtual member event. Additional details about these activities will be available in the coming weeks.

If you have questions or would like additional information about these opportunities, please contact NAWLA Sales Senior Coordinator, Robb Shrader at 312.673.5581.

What are your plans for Sales Advantage?
The in-person 2020 Sales Advantage seminar will be cancelled in conjunction with the 2020 Traders Market. NAWLA’s Education Committee and Headquarters Team are investigating virtual delivery opportunities for this sales-focused pre-conference workshop, originally scheduled to precede the 2020 Traders Market, November 4 in Columbus, Ohio. Please watch for additional details about this opportunity in the coming weeks as well.

Will NAWLA cancel other 2020 in-person events?
NAWLA’s Board of Directors has also decided to cancel Fall Wood Basics due to the same concerns for the health and safety of attendees, their families and their communities. We will look to reschedule the in-person Wood Basics course in 2021 at a time when doing so poses less risk to participants.

At this time, NAWLA’s Board of Directors is leaving the decisions regarding future Regional Meetings to each committee that is responsible for organizing them, using the best information available to them about the conditions in their regions.

Please email registration@nawla.org if you have additional questions.