Earlier this year when the pandemic began to take hold in the U.S., IGA postponed the annual IGA Global Rally with plans to reschedule for the fall. With COVID-19 continuing to spread, stores still stressed with increased volume, out of stocks, and labor shortages, and the safety of travel still in question, IGA has made the decision to host a virtual Rally November 10, and schedule a traditional, in-person IGA Global Rally again for late Q2 of 2021.
Because store leaders are so busy right now, the virtual Rally will have a streamlined content format, with opening speeches and formal content truncated to a single morning session. We will also be making sure that all content will be saved and viewable by IGA members after the event at their convenience.
Watch the video from IGA CEO John Ross for more information:
IGA will open registration for the virtual Global Rally in the coming weeks. In the meantime, we ask that you please save the date and spread the word. Registration for the virtual event is free of charge, meaning anyone and everyone can attend!
A message for those who registered for the COVID-impacted Global Rally in Nashville:
IGA will automatically apply 2020 retailer registration fees to next year's in-person event. Retailers who prefer a refund and all other attendees, please contact IGA's Barbara Wiest at firstname.lastname@example.org with questions.