Please see the following message from CPDA President Gary Halvorson:

Dear CPDA Member,

Due to the COVID-19 situation, the CPDA Executive Committee has made the decision to cancel the 2020 CPDA Adjuvants & Inerts Conference, scheduled for May 4-6 in Charleston, South Carolina. In addition, rescheduling would be challenging as everyone is already faced with the cancellation or postponement of so many meetings and events. Therefore, CPDA announces that the Adjuvants & Inerts Conference will return in the spring of 2021 and will feature a robust program.

CPDA recognizes that Member & Industry networking is invaluable. The CPDA Adjuvants & Inerts Conference provides a focus on important industry topics, but also provides a platform to promote networking opportunities to both member and non-member companies. CPDA is committed to continue to provide these opportunities by increasing both content and networking opportunities at CPDA’s future upcoming events. To facilitate keeping our membership informed, CPDA will be implementing alternative methods of distributing information on important topics, industry issues, and valued information. The following provides an update regarding some of upcoming CPDA’s activities:

April 2020
Stay tuned for an announcement regarding these events:
o CPDA CLA RISE Regulatory meeting, currently scheduled for Apr 22 – Apr 24, 2020
o CPDA & CLA JISC – Joint Inerts Steering Committee meeting, currently scheduled for Apr 24, 2020, 3pm in Arlington, VA

May 2020 – August 2020
CPDA’s Webcast Series – New Addition
o First webcast to kick-off on Tuesday, May 5th, details to be announced.
o Featuring key topics and issues important to CPDA Members.
o Webcast series is open to Members and Non-Members.

September 2020
CPDA 2020 Annual Meeting – Enhanced Program
o CropLife America & CPDA Joint 2020 Annual meetings, September 27-30, at the JW Marriott Miami Turnberry Resort & Spa in Aventura, Florida
o CPDA Annual Meeting is proposed to be held on Wednesday, September 30 and October 1, 2020
o Due to the 2020 CPDA Adjuvants & Inerts Conference cancellation, CPDA’s Program Agenda will include additional key topics and increased networking opportunities.
o Attendance of CPDA’s Annual Meeting is open to Members and Non-Members.

October 2020 – This meeting is held during ASTM, October 25 – 30, Orlando, FL
CPDA & CLA JISC – Joint Inerts Steering Committee – and an Enhanced CPDA Program
o The JISC, co-chaired by CPDA and CLA, provides a voluntary forum for the discussion and evaluation of inert ingredient issues that impact the agricultural chemicals industry.
o Attendance is open to all Members of CPDA and CLA. Schedule and Agenda to be announced later this year.
o Due to the 2020 CPDA Adjuvants & Inerts Conference cancellation additional content will be added to the program.

Please know as the COVID-19 situation continues to effect business as usual, CPDA remains dedicated in its mission to advocate on behalf of its Members, and Adjuvants and Inerts Industry. We recognize that there will be challenges ahead for many of our members. Please contact Diane, Carrie or myself if we can provide informational support that would benefit you and your customers.

Gary Halvorson, President
CPDA, Council of Producers and Distributors of Agrotechnology
612 759 4358