Following is a letter from CIPH and HRAI leadership regarding this issue:
It’s amazing how fast the world moves; just 10 days ago we were confident that the 2020 CMPX Show would run as expected. Even earlier this week we were re-assured when the Ontario Government made a public announcement (March 10th) that events should continue as planned in the Province. Roll the clock ahead 48 hours and it’s a different world.
Sports events have been cancelled, flights have been disrupted, schools closed, the World Health Organization declared COVID-19 a pandemic, and the Canadian Government announced a comprehensive response package to combat and mitigate the impacts of the outbreak in Canada. All that in 24 hours.
The boards of directors and senior business leaders of both CIPH and HRAI have been monitoring the events surrounding this global crisis and communicating regularly with members, conference attendees and exhibitors. Discussions about the correct course of action have evolved on a daily and hourly basis. These leaders have been mindful of how decisions will impact all stakeholders.
Even if the risks are low, the safety of all involved is paramount and, with that in mind, we are announcing the postponement of the 2020 CMPX event.
There are many details that remain to work out, so further announcements will be made in due course. For now, we wanted to get this message out to ensure all exhibitors are able to make appropriate plans, since the planned start of the event is only twelve days away. We will communicate pertinent details as they become available. We request your patience and support as we work through these issues.
If you, have any immediate inquiries, feel free to contact either of us or CMPX Show Manager Patrick Shield at [email protected] or 416-444-5225.
Ralph Suppa, CAE, President & General Manager, CIPH
Sandy MacLeod, President and CEO, HRAI