Airmic has cancelled its annual conference in Edinburgh in June due to the coronavirus pandemic.
In a statement, John Ludlow, CEO at Airmic, said the company had taken the decision reluctantly, but its priority is to protect the well being of the risk community.
Airmic is unlikely to reschedule the event for later this year, he said. However, it will explore opportunities to hold networking events, including the ERM Forum and the Annual Dinner, later in the year, if possible.
Ludlow said: “We know that the conference is a highlight of the risk management calendar and appreciate how much time and effort has already been invested by our members, partners, exhibitors, the Airmic team and the many other people involved in the conference planning.”
Airmic is preparing a summary of responses to address client questions, Ludlow said, asking for patience as this is put together. “There are some questions we are still working to have answers for, and we will provide answers as soon as we can,” he promised.
He added: “These exceptional circumstances have highlighted the value of intelligent risk management, and Airmic has transformed itself into a virtual association in order that we can continue to support members and stakeholders through our education, training and technical output.”