MESA International, the Manufacturing Enterprise Solutions Association, has moved its annual conference in North America to the spring of 2010. The decision was based on a recognition of the continuing economic downturn and on the results of a member survey. In that survey, 68% of North American respondents said their companies have travel restrictions in place today that will likely stay in place through the end of this year. Seventy-four percent said those restrictions would mean they are not likely to attend the conference.
The same survey contained strong input about MESA's European Conference scheduled for October 27 – 28 in Utrecht, The Netherlands. EMEA members indicated that they wanted to keep their 2009 confenence as scheduled and MESA is committed to doing so.