Gilbarco Veeder-Root Cancels RTC2020 Due To Safety Concerns for Sponsors and Attendees
Gilbarco Veeder-Root announced today the cancellation of the 2020 Retail Technology Conference (RTC) that was originally scheduled for May 26-29 in Savannah, GA.
After much deliberation, and in response to the continued fight against the global COVID-19 (Coronavirus) pandemic, Gilbarco Veeder-Root made the decision to cancel the 2020 Retail Technology Conference.
“This was not an easy decision to make but ultimately protecting the health, safety, and well-being of our sponsors, partners, attendees and employees is our first priority and is the reason for our decision to cancel the event,” Chris Whitley, Vice President—Sales & Marketing, said. “Put simply, canceling RTC 2020 is the right thing to do to ensure everyone’s safety and to help in the continued fight against COVID-19,” Whitley added.
The Gilbarco Veeder-Root team met weekly, actively monitoring the COVID-19 situation and following the guidance provided by the World Health Organization (WHO), the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) and local health officials, decided—out of an abundance of caution—to cancel RTC 2020.
While the state of Georgia restrictions do not prohibit the event, and there is a chance that the ban on all gatherings of more than 10 people may be lifted in advance of the May 26-29 date, Gilbarco Veeder-Root recognizes the responsibility to observe social distancing policies in order to limit the spread of the virus. As such, Gilbarco has made the decision to cancel the event.
Gilbarco will be issuing full refunds for all attendees and sponsors. All questions and concerns can be directed Chris Zona, Director of Marketing Communications at Christopher.Zona@gilbarco.com.
About Gilbarco Veeder-Root
Gilbarco Veeder-Root is the worldwide technology leader for retail and commercial fueling operations offering the broadest range of integrated solutions from the forecourt to the convenience store and head office. For over 150 years, Gilbarco Veeder-Root has earned the trust of its customers by providing long-term partnership, uncompromising support and proven reliability. The company’s major product lines include fuel dispensers, nozzles, pump media, point-of-sale systems, payment systems, tank gauges and fleet management systems. For more information, visit www.gilbarco.com.