The rapidly developing issues of CoVid-19 and impact on our planned May 2020 annual conference were addressed at our last Board meeting on Wed, 11th March 2020. At that time, we felt we did not have sufficient information to make a call on the conference going ahead. It was decided that the Board would again convene this week to decide on whether RITANZ would proceed.
It has become apparent in the days following our meeting that greater restrictions have been put in place by many of our members’ firms in respect of attendance, the size of events that it is prudent to hold, as well as the Government’s requirement for anyone who has arrived in the country, including our Keynote speaker and other presenters, to self-isolate for 14 days.
The level of uncertainty that currently exists and the risks of holding a conference based on what we know at this time is such that the Board has unanimously decided to postpone the conference until further notice.
We are aware that the RITANZ Conference and the Networking Events contribute significantly to the learning and development and CPD hours of our members and we remain committed to delivering these opportunities within the current environment as best possible. We will be exploring alternate options to ensure that relevant and topical content is made available to our members over the coming months. Further communications in this regard will follow over the next few weeks.
We wish to take this opportunity to thank our members for your support and understanding.