Message from the hosts.
We have taken a significant consideration on the importance of the conference and ensuring the delivery of a significant and important program to and for the industry. We have received a volume of questions and suggestions from registered delegates regarding the structure of the event. There is an overwhelming support and understanding the importance of the conference, though this has needed to be taken alongside the very real circumstances in which we are all subject to at this time. Alongside this, we have consulted with the venue, and local authority regarding the physical nature of the event and in context of what is an ever evolving series of guidance from the Ministry of Health and relevant governmental advice. It seems on the balance of all the available information that the total numbers of segregated people the event will be able to accommodate would still be in keeping with the previous event. This will however be with significant segregation efforts. It is a general view that it will see a reduced value in this situation for all attendees. We are perceiving also a combination of heightened awareness as another new normal is being transitioned too for all people, and at a time where the opportunity to be available for the end of construction season is also a factor. To this end, we have undertaken to look at a short postponement, with the setting of a firm date outside of construction season. With the very best analysis of the changing environment, we hope and trust that all will agree that the inconvenience of a second date change will ultimately best serve the needs of all involved. We are further benefitted of the relaxation of travel restrictions allowing for some alignment and involvement with the Australian TTM Conference, and interaction with some key speakers being able to seriously consider attendance. Further, while there is significant unsurety about the promised release of changed industry guidance, we are able to absorb the information and empower the conference to bring decision makers and industry parties together in follow up to anticipated change, with the additional benefit of knowing what decisions are being made for the TTM industry that we do not yet have visibility of.
The new dates are 26th-28th July. We look forward to seeing you there.
All the information can be found at www.ttmconference.co.nz