HIMSS announced Monday afternoon that President Trump will become the first sitting US president to deliver an address at its annual conference.
The President will speak at 4 p.m. on Monday, March 9 in the Valencia Ballroom of the Orange County Convention Center.
That Monday is the pre-conference day. The President’s speech will begin before the pre-conference education sessions have concluded and will precede the opening reception at 5:30 p.m.
President Trump will likely talk about interoperability in conjunction with an HHS announcement about its new interoperability rules. He is also sure to talk about COVID-19.
The President’s Orlando campaign rally last year disrupted flights at Orlando International Airport and created rush-hour traffic problems on major roads. HIMSS20 attendees who are flying in on Monday will probably experience delays, while Secret Service security procedures could impact Orange County Convention Center for much of the day.
Planning for a presidential visit takes weeks, Orlando’s police chief said before last year’s rally, so it’s likely that the President has planned to speak all along but wasn’t announced until now by HIMSS.