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"Initial conversations with Fiserv Forum indicate we will not need to reschedule our Annual Meeting as a result of the Democratic National Convention moving to August," the company said in an email statement. "Our meeting remains set for Aug. 9 to 12, and we continue to monitor evolving information from the CDC, local and national leaders, and others to make sure we can confidently hold our meeting while keeping our workforce, advisors and the community safe."
Rodney Ferguson, CEO and general manager of Potawatomi Hotel & Casino, also voiced his support for the DNCC's decision.
"We will continue to work with DNC planners and commit the space we have available during the rescheduled convention dates," said Ferguson. "This remains a rare and unique opportunity for the city and region, and Potawatomi Hotel & Casino plans on contributing to its success."In order to meet the DNC's host city selection requirements last year, the local bid committee secured 16,000 hotel rooms within 40 minutes of the city’s convention center district and Fiserv Forum. Now, with the convention's crowd size in question, the number of hotel rooms that will fill during the event is also uncertain, but Williams-Smith said the DNC is still a huge win for the city and region. "It's even more of a win if we can sell out our hotels so quickly after we come out of quarantine and 'safer-at-home' polices," she said. BizTimes Milwaukee real estate reporter Alex Zank contributed to this story. Get more news and insights in the March 30 issue of BizTimes Milwaukee: