Meeting and Events Australia (MEA) has postponed its annual flagship event, Evolve 2020, until further notice.
The decision comes in response to the escalation of the COVID-19 outbreak and following the advice issued by the Australian Government banning all ‘non-essential’ gatherings of more than 500 people.
MEA’s State and Territory Awards events will also be postponed.
MEA is now working with venues to determine potential new dates for each of the State and Territory Awards and for the three-day conference.
“This decision has not been made lightly but our first priority is the health and safety of all event attendees,” said MEA CEO Robyn Johnson.
“These important industry events are postponed and the new dates will be confirmed over the next few weeks.
“On behalf of the MEA Board and team, we thank all attendees, partners, exhibitors, speakers and suppliers for their patience and understanding of this decision as we work through next steps.
“We are fully committed to delivering valuable events to the industry and we will continue to deliver relevant webinars during these difficult times to assist the members in managing the impact COVID-19 is having on their businesses.”
Further details and regular updates will be posted online.