“As you can imagine, we definitely had concerns about having our annual Summer Training Conference in Savannah during the pandemic. However, we worked closely with our conference hotel (the Westin) and the Savannah International Convention Center to make sure that we were able to reduce the threat of contracting / spreading the COVID-19 virus.
Although the attendance numbers were smaller due to the pandemic, our conference still attracted 445 attendees and 88 exhibitors. This is a testament to the increased confidence that GACP and its membership had in the SCC’s plan to host our conference in this COVID-19 environment.
Additional signage, hand sanitation stations, cleaning protocols, increased social distancing in training and exhibition areas and food / beverage serving protocols were all designed to reduce the risk to our members as well as SITCC employees. Although virtual meetings are becoming commonplace, we believed that an in-person conference was important.
We consider our 2020 Summer Training Conference to have been a huge success. We appreciate everything that you and Visit Savannah did to help make our conference a success.”
A.A. “Butch” Ayers
Georgia Association of Chiefs of Police