In recent communications to members and the turf industry, we have highlighted that the Australian Sports Turf Managers Association has been actively seeking clarification from the Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre relating to the 2020 Sports Turf Management Conference & Exhibition scheduled for the 22nd to 25th of June.
The Australian Sports Turf Managers Association has received confirmation from management at the Melbourne Convention Centre that events up to the 30th June are likely to be postponed to another date and those that cannot be accommodated (such as international events) will be cancelled.
As our event falls into this timeframe, we are now in a position to provide you further clarity on the situation and that is that the 2020 Sports Turf Management Conference & Exhibition will not be held as planned from June 22nd to 25th and will be postponed to a date yet to be finalised.
At this time we are working through available options with MCEC to deliver this important event for the industry, and we will be in contact with additional information and revised dates for the 2020 Sports Turf Management Conference & Exhibition once confirmed.
Understanding the impacts of COVID-19 on our members, trade partners and the industry, we have commenced work on available dates including options that may result in a variation of our normal education approach in the event that may be required.
We remain greatly encouraged as many of our commercial partners and delegates expressing their support to continue with the event later in 2020 to ensure the Sports Turf Management community has an event that will bring them together once these challenging times have passed.
Thank you for your continued support, and we will be in touch as further information is received.