NFFS Cancels 2021 Industry Executive Conference

After careful consideration of the ongoing spread of COVID-19 (Coronavirus) overseas and in the United States, the Non-Ferrous Founders’ Society has decided not to conduct its planned 2021 Industry Executive Conference at the Hotel Del Coronado in San Diego, California, next February 13 –15, 2021.

NFFS and its leadership have been monitoring the Coronavirus pandemic with the health, safety and well-being of our membership in mind. After collaboration with our members, speakers, and other stakeholders, and considering the best information available from the Centers for Disease Control and other public health authorities, NFFS has decided it is in the industry’s best interest to cancel this meeting for the Society. The economic impact of the pandemic on our industry, the rapidly escalating public health concerns the virus presents, and the ongoing travel restrictions in place for many companies have made it impossible for NFFS to hold its meeting as planned.

In comments made about the meeting cancellation, NFFS President Jay Armstrong of Trialco, Inc. said: “Our Industry Executive Conference is the most popular NFFS meeting each year. It is with great regret that NFFS will not be able to conduct its meeting next February. The decision was made by the Society leadership based on the best available science which suggests that large gatherings of people are not advisable, and out of an abundance of caution for our meeting attendees. We made this difficult decision to protect the health and well-being of NFFS members, staff, guests, and other attendees, as well as their families. The decision also reflects the desire of many NFFS member firms to limit their staff’s travel and participation in group meetings. We look forward to returning to our normal meeting schedule next year when we will be able to safely gather as an industry once again.”

The next NFFS Industry Executive Conference will be held in February of 2022. Check the Non-Ferrous Founders’ Society website,, for updates on the 2022 meeting date and location as further information becomes available.