MINNEAPOLIS, Mar. 6, 2020 ─ The Captive Insurance Companies Association (CICA) announced the organization is canceling its 2020 International Conference scheduled for Mar. 8-10, at the Westin Mission Hills, Rancho Mirage, California because of safety concerns due to COVID-19.
CICA has been watching carefully all travel and health issues surrounding COVID-19 specifically the state of California’s status and their declaration of a state of emergency. After talking with many CICA members, conference stakeholders, and speakers, the CICA Board of Directors weighed all the information and concerns and made the difficult decision to cancel the conference.
We want to thank all our members, colleagues, speakers, sponsors and exhibitors for their support, open communication and encouragement. We appreciate that the CICA Conference is valued by so many. We hope to reschedule the conference for later this year, if feasibleDan Towle, CICA President
CICA recognizes the timing of this decision may significantly inconvenience some attendees, however, this decision was made out of deep concern for the health and well-being of members, attendees, and stakeholders as they are always our top priority. It was also concerning that many member companies had already issued strict travel bans and this trend was increasing.