BAMA Innovation Day cancelled due to COVID-19 crisis
In its place, BAMA hopes to bring the planned presentations via a series of Innovation webinars during the coming months. The organisation will send invitations to its members following discussions with those who were due to present at the event in July.
Patrick Heskins, chief executive of BAMA, said: “It is with great regret that the decision has been taken to cancel this year’s Innovation Day and I know many regular delegates as well as speakers from across the industry will be disappointed.
“BAMA remains indebted to all those who had prepared to participate as well as to the Royal Armouries for working so positively with us to help organise an alternative date, which, unfortunately, cannot now go ahead.
“We take the health and safety of our members and delegates extremely seriously and, after discussions with the Royal Armouries, we have agreed that to have suitable social distancing measure in place, while still giving both delegates and presenters the chance to meet and interact was not possible. It is in this context that we have taken the decision to cancel this year’s event.
“We will be returning to the Royal Armouries on 21 April 2021 and I have every confidence that next year’s event will continue to build on the success of previous years. I look forward to welcoming the industry’s most creative manufacturers and influential thought leaders once again.”
Details on the Innovation webinars will be issued in the coming weeks. To register your interest or if you’d like to participate in the 2021 Innovation Day, contact Sally Tilbury at firstname.lastname@example.org.