Lakewood, Colo., July 31, 2003 -The dates of NSAA’s 2004 National Convention in Savannah, Georgia, have been moved up one week, to May 17-20, 2004, to accommodate President Bush’s hosting of the G-8 Summit.
The President recently announced that the 30th annual G-8 Summit will take place at Sea Island, Georgia, 80 miles from Savannah, from June 8-10. The Communications Center for the G-8 will set up at the Savannah International Trade and Convention Center beginning May 22, NSAA’s beginning date for that same venue.
The G-8 Summit brings together the leaders of the world’s major industrial democracies: Canada, France, Germany, Italy, Japan, Russia, the United Kingdom and the United States. The European Union also attend the G-8 Summit, represented by the President of the European Commission and the Leader of the country holding the Presidency of the European Council. A range of international economic, political and security issues are discussed at the annual Summit. The Presidency of the G-8, and responsibility of hosting the G-8 Summit, rotates each year. Italy hosted the G-8 Summit in Genoa in 2001, Canada hosted in 2002, and France hosted in 2003.