Rotoplas rescheduled to September 2021; Online Annual Meeting scheduled for September 2020

ARM has rescheduled Rotoplas, our international trade show, to September 20-23, 2021.

In its place this year, we are conducting an online Annual Meeting that is free to members. The meeting will be held the week of September 21, 2020. It will include online education, a virtual exhibit hall, and networking opportunities. We will bring you the industry knowledge you expect from our Annual Meeting, address rotomolders’ challenges as a result of COVID, and provide the problem-solving benefits that come from our members putting their heads together. The online format allows us to reach rotomolders who don’t typically attend the Annual Meeting.

We will provide more details this summer but you can sign up today by clicking here.
The Board of Directors decided to reschedule because of travel bans impacting members, restrictions for holding meetings in Illinois, difficulties in international travel, and the safety of our members.

Exhibitors
ARM is determined to provide the value you expect from a Rotoplas show. In order to do that, we must reschedule. You have likely paid a 10% deposit and we are holding your space. You can keep the same space for Rotoplas 2021. All Rotoplas exhibitors will also have space at our online trade show in conjunction with the 2020 online meeting at no additional cost.  We have a unique plan for the online show this September and we’ll share details with you shortly.

The due date for your next exhibit space payment has been moved to June 4, 2021.
If you have any questions or concerns, please contact ARM staff.

Sponsors
Your existing Rotoplas sponsorship now includes recognition for an additional event — our online Annual Meeting — at no additional cost. That will include pre- and post-show coverage of the event. We will be in touch this summer with more details. Contact ARM staff if you have any feedback.

Did you already book your hotel?
We’ll have information regarding hotel reservations soon. The hotels are accomodating this change but they have furloughed many employees so these details will take some time.

Feedback
Please share your feedback. The registration form includes some questions to help us gear the meeting to you. You can also email Executive Director Adam Webb.

Donate
The 2020 Annual Meeting is free to members. Our goal for the meeting is to bring as many of our members as possible together online.

We understand that some of our members are facing financial difficulties related to COVID. Our Board has also anticipated some members might offer to pay for the meeting. Please consider instead a donation to the Roy Crawford Education and Development Foundation which funds research on the rotomolding process, our annual scholarship program, and more.

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