PLRB Claims Conference Canceled Due To Concern Over Coronavirus

 Monday, March 9, 2020

 Claims Journal

A major insurance claims industry conference scheduled to start Sunday, March 8 has been cancelled due to events related to the coronavirus. The event was scheduled for the Gaylord National Hotel in National Harbor, Maryland, outside Washington, D.C.

The Property Liability Research Bureau (PLRB) called off its 2020 Claims Conference on Saturday at 10 p.m., the night before registration was to begin, after the American Conservative Union reported on Saturday that an attendee at its recent Conservative Political Action Conference at the hotel had tested positive for the virus.

The group said the person was exposed to the virus before the event, which was also attended by President Donald Trump and Vice President Mike Pence.

PLRB told its conference registrants, speakers and sponsors:

“In view of breaking local news involving someone who tested positive for coronavirus having been at the National Harbor Gaylord facility in the last week, in an abundance of caution, PLRB has decided to cancel the 2020 Claims Conference.”

The conference was to run through March 11 with a full agenda of educational sessions, trade show and networking events. PLRB promised more detail would follow.
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