Optix conference postponed until November
As companies reduce travel during the developments around COVID-19, Optix has been postponed to later this year
20 March 2020
The Optix conference, organised by the business management software provider, has been postponed as companies reduce their event attendance during the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak.
While the organiser had received a number of requests to go ahead, Trevor Rowley, managing director of Optix Software, said: “I feel that ultimately we have a duty of care to both our customers and the Optix team.”
Mr Rowley highlighted that a growing number of sponsors were unable to attend due to company policy decisions around meetings and events. He added that, were the event still to have gone ahead, the numbers would have been down.
The event is now scheduled to take place on 23–25 November at Celtic Manor, Newport. Mr Rowley explained he had worked hard with the hotel’s senior management and the conference speakers, “who have all been exceptionally helpful,” adding: “In many ways this crisis really is bringing out the very best in people.”
Mr Rowley continued that the support from sponsors and delegates had “run into hundreds of emails.”
Those registered to attend can rollover attendance to November and any unable to attend the new dates will be processed a refund.
Mr Rowley said: “We appreciate that this short notice change will cause you some inconvenience and costs. As a gesture of thanks for people's continued support, we will either credit back 10% of the conference charges or alternatively donate 20% of the money paid to our chosen conference charity, Walking with the Wounded.”
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