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Western Bankers Association cancels 2021 conference

The Western Bankers Association has cancelled the annual conference it was planning next month in Hawaii.

The event was scheduled to take place from Sept. 9 to Sept. 14 in Waimea. The association said in a statement on its website that it was “a difficult decision” to make.

“With the COVID situation in Hawaii rapidly getting worse, we regretfully will be cancelling our conference,” the statement said.

“With the social gathering restrictions tightening in the state of Hawaii, the hotel was very concerned that they would not be able to successfully accommodate us given the reconfigurations we would need to do for our meeting space and meal function locations,” the association added. “We are very disappointed we will not be able to host this event, but believe it is the best course of action to ensure the health and safety of everyone.”

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