Is the MDRT annual meeting still on? Here's what you need to know.

| 26 Feb 2020

Is the MDRT annual meeting going ahead? Is the Million Dollar Round Table (MDRT) Global Conference still on? Should I book my tickets to the Million Dollar Round Table annual meeting and global conference? These are just some of the common questions we've heard on the ground given the uncertainties and developing situation with the Novel Coronavirus COVID-19.

*** Important update: Info on the latest announcement by MDRT on 17 March 2020 here ***


Here's what we know from what MDRT has shared so far. You can check it out on its website and facebook page on the annual meeting and global conference, too. (All visuals from MDRT.)

2020 MDRT Membership Application

Before that, here’s what you need to know about the 2020 membership application.

Yes, MDRT is extending the 2020 membership application deadline to March 31 for everyone applying for 2020 MDRT membership around the world.

This decision was made in response to the effect COVID-19 (coronavirus) has had on MDRT members, global businesses and local communities.

FYI, the original deadline was March 1.

If you’ve yet to apply, there’s no excuse now and there’s still time, this is where you may do so online: https://www.mdrt.org/becoming-a-member/

 

MDRT Annual Meeting

Next, some key info on the 2020 MDRT Annual Meeting.

Dates: 7-10 June, 2020

Location / Venue: Anaheim, California

Registration begins on March 17, 2020, and is open to 2020 approved members on a first-come, first-served basis.

If you’ve been to any annual meeting, you know the magic it possesses for your career.

Check the latest updates on programme, speakers and register here: http://www.imdrt.org/2020am/index.html


But… but…..

Ok, we can read your mind. But… what if….

Given the COVID-19 situation, there may be some concerns.

MDRT has done a wonderful job by being very clear about their policy regarding Refunds and Visa Denial.

Refunds

In case you can’t read it clearly:

Registration cancellation requests must be emailed to Experient, at mdrt@experient-inc.com to be eligible for a full refund.

  • Cancellation received on or before May 6, 2020: 100% registration fee paid, less a USD 100 administration fee.
  • Cancellation received May 7 – May 21, 2020: 50% registration fee paid, less a USD 100 administration fee.
  • Cancellations received May 22, 2020 and after: No refunds. Ticketed and Prepaid Events: No refunds after May 6, 2020

 

Visa Denial

MDRT will not process refunds for visa denials received after May 8, 2020.

Members who are denied a U.S. visa are eligible to receive a full refund for the meeting registration fee only if official documentation of their visa denial is provided to MDRT at mdrt@experient-inc.com by May 8, 2020. MDRT cannot process refunds for visa denials after this date.

Visa denial letters must be submitted individually.  

 

What if my fear is about the novel coronavirus COVID-19 itself?

Then what you need is here. (My advice.) 

 

MDRT Global Conference

And for MDRT Global Conference? Likewise, more info on it first.

Dates: 20 Aug – 2 Sep, 2020

Location / Venue: Dubai, United Arab Emirates

Registration begins on March 17, 2020, and is open to 2020 approved members on a first-come, first-served basis.

Check the latest updates on programme, speakers and register here: http://www.imdrt.org/2020gc/

 

Refunds

All funds must be in U.S. dollars (USD). Registration will be open until the meeting reaches capacity, at which time registration will close.

Registration cancellation requests must be emailed to Experient, 2020mdrtregistration@mci-group.com to be eligible for a full refund.

  • Cancellation received on or before May 22, 2020: 100% registration fee paid, less a USD 100 administration fee.
  • Cancellation received May 23 – July 23, 2020: 50% registration fee paid, less a USD 100 administration fee.
  • Cancellations received July 24, 2020 and after: No refunds. Ticketed and Prepaid Events: No refunds after August 02, 2020.

 

Visa Denial

Members who are denied a visa are eligible to receive a full refund for the meeting registration fee ONLY if official documentation of their visa denial is provided to MCI at 2020mdrtregistration@mci-group.com. MDRT cannot process refunds for visa denials received after July 31, 2020.

Visa denial letters must be submitted individually.
 

*** Info on the latest announcement on 17 March 2020 here ***


There you have it. For more info reach out to your respective local MDRT MCCs. I’m sure they would be more than willing to help and provide you with additional information.

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