The Association of Scottish Businesswomen takes the health and welfare of its members and supporters very seriously. Our thoughts go out to anyone who is already affected by Coronavirus Covid-19.
We have been monitoring closely the developments relating to the spread of coronavirus COVID-19. In particular, we are conscious of its potential impact on the attendees of our forthcoming events.
Yesterday both the UK and Scottish Government gave quite clear advice on the need to avoid social contact and wherever possible work from home. This advice clearly affects any activity which relies on face to face contact, especially in significant groups.
On 16th March 2020, we postponed the remainder of our ASB Coffee Connections programme until further notice.
However, it is with real regret we have also taken the difficult decision to postpone our Unstoppable Women Conference 2020.
We should stress this is a postponement rather than a complete cancellation. At this stage, we fully intend to move the event far enough out in this calendar year to allow the current situation to become more settled. We will be contacting ticket holders and stakeholders over the next few days. We are already in discussions with our venue to try and secure an alternative date. This would be an all-round better position to move attendees and speakers and try to hold as much of the programme as is possible. But hotels too are dealing with the wider implications of event and wedding changes, so this may not happen overnight.
We ask you to please bear with us for a few days and we will do our very best to keep you informed and update you as a new date emerges.
We thank you all for your patience and consideration. These are unprecedented and quite unusual times.
Wishing you all stay safe and well.
Lyndsey Greer Phillips
The Association of Scottish Businesswomen
Last Updated Tuesday 17th March 2020