TMW Systems, citing the historic flooding in Tennessee, has announced it has moved its 2010 TransForum User Conference and Exhibition out of Nashville. The event, to be held Sept. 19-22, will now take at the Gaylord Texan Hotel & Convention Center in Grapevine, TX, near the Dallas-Fort Worth Airport.
“The sheer amount of flooding and resulting water damage to the beautiful atrium, hotel and convention center spaces at the Gaylord Opryland made it unlikely that the site would re-open in time for our event,” said Michael August, vp & gm, TMW Systems and co-chairman of the TransForum Planning team. “The Gaylord Opryland and Gaylord Texan organization worked tirelessly to help us make new arrangements at a sister property in record time, preventing any need to postpone or significantly alter our TransForum dates.”
The 25th annual event was to be held at the Opryland Hotel for the second consecutive year.
“Our hearts go out to the thousands of Nashville residents affected by this catastrophe, and especially to the employees of the Gaylord Opryland, who helped to make our TransForum event in 2009 such a wonderful experience for all of our guests,” August said. “We look forward to returning TransForum to the city of Nashville for another year sometime in the future.”