Dear IPW Delegate:

We have an important announcement to share regarding IPW. Following a thorough decision-making process whereby we explored every viable option to proceed this year, IPW 2020 is cancelled.

We are saddened that circumstances of the coronavirus pandemic including global travel restrictions, flight reductions, mandated social distancing and stay-at-home orders both in the U.S. and abroad have made this year’s event impossible to execute.

While the challenges of this moment are obviously being felt in every corner of the world, it’s clear the travel community is being especially hard-hit. It is deeply unfortunate that this year’s IPW will not provide us the opportunity to gather and forge a path forward together.

Information regarding the process for credits and refunds and cancelling hotel reservations made through the IPW Housing Bureau will be emailed to all registered companies today, May 1.

Until we are able to convene again face-to-face at IPW, we are exploring ways to keep our industry connected and engaged.

I invite you to return to this page for updated messaging to delegates. And everyone please be safe.


Malcolm Smith
General Manager, IPW

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