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2020 Oregon Manufacturers' Summit pushed from March 13 to Oct 9, 2020 because of Coronavirus fears

FILE PHOTO - The 2020 Oregon Manufacturers' Summit has been pushed from March 13 to Oct 9, 2020 because so Coronavirus fears

OMEP is postponing the 2020 Oregon Manufacturers' Summit, initially scheduled for Friday, March 13.

The organization said in a media release Wednesday: "With recent COVID-19 outbreaks in the region, and a state of emergency declared, OMEP has decided to take a cautious approach that values health and safety above all. A key part of the Summit agenda, an exercise called "Ready or Not," requires participants to work in close proximity and share physical resources, adding an additional layer of risk for exposure."

The Summit has been rescheduled for Oct. 9, and planners have already confirmed that the majority of their speakers, including Jaime Schmidt, will be able to attend in the fall. Ticket refunds are available, and attendees who live outside the Portland metro area and had made hotel reservations at Tigard Embassy Suites will be allowed to transfer their reservations to the October date.

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