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The following announcement was made last week:
A physical conference at a time of restrictions on assembly, travel bans, social distancing and work from home mandates is impossible.
BUT IT’S ALSO IMPORTANT that as an industry we do not shut down for business and send wider signals of pessimism to a nervous economy.
It is incumbent upon us to promote confidence. And the industry also needs to talk about its response to COVID-19 in its role as an essential input into society and the economy.
As a consequence of this, CommsDay Summit we will proceed with the following two-pronged strategy:
1: To promote industry confidence, we will proceed with a virtual online only conference on April 6 and 7 with the same speakers, and the same agenda.. speaking not to a hotel auditorium, but to a video camera and an online stream. This enables industry to maintain the timeliness of messages they planned to impart in the here and now to the same audience.
2: To preserve the benefits of the event, we will postpone the CommsDay Summit’s actual physical conference and annual Edisons awards (grandfathering all finalists) until October 12/13 at the Fullerton by which time authorities expect the public health emergency will pass. We will come back to you later on full details about this event.
WHAT DOES THIS MEAN FOR YOUR REGISTRATION?
It means that with your existing registration you will have full access to two events: a virtualised CommsDay Summit with the advertised agenda via a video link on April 6 and 7, and a postponed, physical CommsDay Summit on October 12/13 at the Fullerton.
Registered delegates will be provided live and on-demand streaming access through our CommsDay video channel on webcastcloud . At this stage, we are also planning to archive the event for later viewing by registered delegates. If you are the contact for a larger group of delegates in your workplace, please share this with them.
Our key speakers, including the Communications Minister and the leading telcos, have welcomed this virtual approach and our commitment to industry business continuity. We appreciate the support of our speakers and sponsors in helping us make this happen.
Then in coming months, we will refashion a fresh and updated agenda for the October 12/13 physical incarnation of the event. And we look forward to seeing you there.
One registration. Two events.
A balance between public mandates and industry continuity.