President's Message

headshot of president of PPC Jeremy HenryDear PPC Members,

I hope all of you are healthy and your business is getting back to normal!

During these unprecedented times, ALL of us have experienced change. Change in how we conduct business and have meetings. Change in how we live life with our families and in our local communities. As all of us become experts in the art of ‘adaptation’, the PPC Board of Directors is working on what it will look like to have a PPC meeting.

Now more than ever, it is clear to me the importance of community -- a community of friends and colleagues. For this reason, we are planning on having our Fall Meeting in Nashville! I want you to know that we will be doing everything possible to keep you safe and healthy during our meeting. The PPC is working with the hotel to comply with all federal, state and local guidelines for group meetings.

Here are a few examples of the measures we will be taking in Nashville:

  • Hand sanitizer stations readily available
  • CDC-recommended questionnaire and temperature monitoring (if needed) during registration
  • Practical social distancing both in meetings and the tradeshow
  • Practical social distancing during receptions, outside events and golf

With this ‘new normal’, there will be a few changes that might seem inconvenient, but are necessary to keep everyone safe:

  • Speaker sessions may be split into different rooms because of increased spacing in room set-ups
  • Organized lines at food and beverage stations
  • City guidelines on dining in groups
  • Hotel guidelines on gathering in public areas other than function spaces
  • Reduced tradeshow booths

Our Fall Meeting in Nashville will be amazing! Even though our Fall Meeting will be structured differently than in the past, one thing will remain the same…all of YOU! I have said it several times this year, and it is truer now than ever, the PPC is about people! A brilliant hard-working community of professionals that believe in this industry!

WE are stronger together, see you in Nashville!

Jeremy Henry
PPC President - 2020