Sharon Davis, Executive Director of Charlotte, N.C.-based Accessories Resource Team (ART) has announced the upcoming ART Conference 2020 scheduled April 2 to 5 in Fort Myers, Florida, has been cancelled “in the interest of the health and safety of our attendees and to heed the nationwide call to limit travel and large gatherings.”

While the ART Conference is a smaller gathering, the escalating spread of COVID-19 and the recent postponement of the High Point Market led to the ART Board of Directors’ decision that the safety and well-being of industry colleagues is the organization’s first priority.

Conference attendees will need to cancel their own hotel reservations directly with the Marriott Sanibel Hotel. ART will be in contact with attendees and sponsors with further instructions.

“ART thanks the loyal support of the conference sponsors, registered attendees, and speakers that committed to participate this year and all will be given priority when the next meeting date is secured,” Davis’ statement read.