UPDATE: WBA’s 2021 Annual Conference


The WBA has unfortunately made a difficult decision regarding our upcoming Annual Conference. With the COVID situation in Hawaii rapidly getting worse, we regretfully will be cancelling our conference. 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. 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.

Please note that the hotel will be reaching out to all registered guests and cancelling all reservations in our room block, without any penalty. There is no need for you to directly call the hotel. The hotel has also informed us that if you wish to still visit the island and stay at the hotel property during our event timeframe, they will honor the group rate we had secured. Again, please note the hotel will be automatically processing cancellations and refunding any deposits you may have paid.

Please also be advised  that a refund will automatically be processed for your conference registration fee – there is no action that you need to take. If you are a sponsor or exhibitor, we will also be processing your refund for this event. Please allow up to 10 business days for the refund to process.

We sincerely appreciate your support of the WBA and this conference, and wish the outcome could have been different. Please do not hesitate to reach out to us directly if you have any questions.