SSIA Convention

SSIA has canceled its 116th Annual Convention scheduled for July. Exhibitor and attendee registration numbers were significantly lower than previous shows and it became apparent that SSIA would neither be able to deliver a quality show for its members nor honor its contractual obligation to the hotel.

During conversations leading up to the decision, members expressed ongoing concerns about COVID-19 pandemic, the effect the pandemic has had on the shoe repair industry the past two years and concerns about the war in Europe.

No plans have been made to reschedule this meeting. For future meetings, the SSIA board will determine what is feasible given this new set of circumstances and move forward from there. The board is also committed to taking a hard look at how to deliver value to its members and remain viable as an association. SSIA will be surveying members shortly for input into this conversation.

See Photos from Previous SSIA Conventions

115th Annual Convention - July 2019 - Orlando, FL
114th Annual Convention - July 2018 - Baltimore, MD
113th Annual Convention - July 2017 - Long Beach, CA
112th Annual Convention - July 2016 - Kansas City, MO
111th Annual Convention - July 2015 - Jacksonville, FL
110th Annual Convention - July 2014 - Philadelphia, PA
109th Annual Convention - July 2013 - San Diego, CA
108th Annual Convention - July 2012 - Chicago, IL
105th Annual Convention - July 2009 - Baltimore, MD
104th Annual Convention - July 2008 - Los Angeles, CA
103rd Annual Convention - July 2007 - Chicago, IL
102nd Annual Convention - July 2006 - Orlando, FL
101st Annual Convention - July 2005 - Kansas City, MO
100th Annual Convention - July 2004 - Philadelphia, PA