The International Pipe Line and Offshore Contractors Association (IPLOCA) has postponed its annual convention until next year. The association announced that the event will still take place at the Hilton Prague, in Prague, Czech Republic. The new dates are Sept. 19-23, 2022.
Citing feedback received from a recent poll of its membership, as well as a review of the current COVID-19 pandemic and vaccination roll-out projections, the IPLOCA board of directors decided to delay the convention that was originally scheduled for Sept. 13-17.
“It has been a very difficult decision,” said IPLOCA executive secretary Juan Arzuaga in an April 29 statement. “However, the board of directors is determined to prioritize and maintain the exceptional level of event that our delegates have come to expect from our annual conventions.”
Arzuaga added that the IPLOCA board of directors and the secretariat continue to work together to minimize the impact that the prolonged pandemic is having on the association.
“We would like to thank all those members who have contributed during the past year by participating in the online webinars, Novel Construction Sessions, HSE workshops and the Annual General Meeting in Geneva, as well as those companies that have provided valuable sponsorship for awards, scholarships and workshops,” he said. “We look forward to meeting once again [with]all our members in person at the 2022 IPLOCA Convention. In the meantime, we continue to provide valuable services to our members and we thank you for your continued support during these challenging times.”
Further details about the annual IPLOCA Convention can be found at www.iploca.com.
IPLOCA is a not-for-profit association that represents approximately 250 members, who represent the global pipeline construction industry in more than 40 countries. The association’s mission is to provide value to members through a forum for sharing ideas, engaging the industry and its stakeholders, facilitating business opportunities and promoting the highest standards in the pipeline industry.