After careful monitoring of the ongoing advice in regard to COVID-19, the Association’s Executive Committee today resolved that the ‘aerosol2020’ Gala Awards Dinner on 2 April and the ‘Introduction to Aerosol Technology’ Training Course scheduled for 31 March will not proceed.
As some of you may be aware, last week we made the reluctant decision to not proceed with the Industry Forum planned for 1 April, given its ‘international ‘focus and the more public nature of its venue. Since that decision, the tone of the advice from health authorities has escalated considerably and it is obvious that the next 2 – 4 weeks will be a testing time for our nation, prompting a review of the future of the remaining ‘aerosol2020’ events.
The health and safety of all of our event attendees, presenters, staff, service providers and of our community is paramount and today’s decision is in response to risks posed by the COVID-19 virus coupled with the potential for participation being disrupted by restrictions that are being - or might be - imposed by governments, participating companies or personal choice.
Both events attracted strong support from our industry and demonstrated the important role which they play in promoting excellence in our industry.
Given this proven support and the considerable time and resources invested by multiple parties, it is the Executive’s intent that both events will be rescheduled to later in the year, as circumstances – most notably in relation to COVID-19 – permit.