March Conference Deferred – Coronavirus Takes Its TollPeter Houghton
With the coronavirus threat upgraded to “pandemic” proportions, we have, reluctantly taken steps to defer the AGM, Conference & Exhibition scheduled for 24/25 March 2020.
Our next Conference & Exhibition is scheduled for 6/7 October 2020 at a venue to be decided. Members should by now have received an email from the FSOA Office to the above effect.
Members, Sponsors and Exhibitors have been offered the choice of holding over their reservations to either October 2020 or March 2021 or obtain a refund.
The deferral was also driven by Safety Officers and Speakers having to cancel following pressure from their Clubs or Governing Bodies. A number of Exhibitors also reported that a number of other Exhibitions they were due to attend had already been cancelled or deferred.
We will advise you all of the venue for October 2020 soon. Stratford Manor cannot accommodate us on those dates and, in conjunction with Anthony Cleckner of Redmeet, I will be holding a meeting with hotel proprietors over the next couple of weeks. Stratford Manor will be the venue for 23/24 March 2021.
Our Conferences & Exhibitions are times when the “FSOA Community” comes together to provide CPD for our Club and Security Company Members, Sales potential for our extremely supportive Exhibitors and Sponsors plus an excellent social event that everyone seems to enjoy. It is disappointing but we feel it was necessary to take these steps.
If we can help further please contact the office on firstname.lastname@example.org or phone me on 07860 299788 or John on 07720 611621