Although having been committed to try and deliver the Australasian Tunnelling Conference ATS2020 on the scheduled dates of 29th November – 2nd December 2020, the ATS2020 Conference Organising Committee have made the necessary decision to postpone the conference until May 2021 due to the dynamic situation with respect to Covid-19 in Victoria, and throughout Australia.
A statement from ATS says, “We have not taken this decision lightly, and have waited for as long as possible before making this hard decision, however, we are no longer confident that we can hold the type of conference we want to hold with ongoing restrictions, uncertainty around borders re-opening, and domestic travel restrictions in place for many of our supporters and stakeholders.”
“We are very grateful for, and value the support of the industry and will transfer all sponsorship, delegate registration, exhibition commitments and entitlements over to the new dates of 10th – 13th May 2021 at Melbourne Convention & Exhibition Centre.”
For the postponed conference itself, ATS will be developing appropriate attendance policies and any necessary restrictions with guidance from its venue partners, as well as government health departments, and will continue to update all stakeholders in the lead up to the conference to ensure that everyone is aware of any attendance measures that may need to be adhered to.
“We thank you for your support and look forward to seeing you all in May 2021. If you have any questions or queries please do not hesitate to contact ATS2020 Event Manager Louise Telford mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org” the statement concludes.