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This conclusion has not been reached lightly, but Mainspring has made the call to safeguard the best interests of exhibitors, visitors and staff. The well-being and safety of all stakeholders is, and will always remain, our absolute priority and this decision is fully-supported by our key event local partners during these challenging times.
The decision to postpone the event until September, has been taken as early as possible as companies around the world are adapting their working and travel arrangements to protect their employees and restrict the spread of Covid-19. It will also enable participants to avoid incurring additional costs in preparation for the event.
To offer reassurance in such an uncertain and fast-moving environment, the UK Light Rail Conference has been rescheduled to the new dates of 8-9 September 2020 and Mainspring will continue to work with the sector on developing an event which delivers unrivalled opportunities to network, learn and share expertise and best practice. The event in September will take on an evergrowing importance in supporting the light rail and urban mobility sectors in a hugely challenging environment.
We will continue to publish further updates via e-mail and at www.mainspring.co.uk/uk-light-rail-conference/
Ongoing news, feature articles and insight into innovation and technology within the light and urban rail sectors globally will continue to be available in the print and online versions of Tramways & Urban Transit.
Matt Johnston, Managing Director of Mainspring, said: “We have taken this difficult decision promptly in order to ensure that the industry has the best opportunity to work through its current challenges and move forward.
We are operating in an unprecedented and fast-moving environment and have been in active dialogue with many of our event partners in recent days. They firmly share our belief that it is in the best interests of all concerned to take decisive action now, so that everyone can plan accordingly and focus on immediate priorities.
“In considering the options regarding the rescheduling of the UK Light Rail Conference, we have looked at a number of factors such as likely length of Coronavirus-related impact, venue availability, the industry calendar and the seasonal dimension.”
“By taking this approach in, what are, truly exceptional circumstances and with the continued positivity, support and commitment that supports the conference each year, we put ourselves in the best position to deliver the 2020 event in a way that matches the best needs of the industry, at a time in which we all need to work together and support each other.”
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