NatRoad cancels 2020 conference


NatRoad has been forced to pull the pin on this year’s conference, which was due to be held at the end of August

NatRoad cancels 2020 conference
A section of the audience at the 2018 NatRoad conference on Hamilton Island.

 

The National Road Transport Association (NatRoad) has announced that its 2020 conference, which was scheduled for August 27 to 29 at Hamilton Island, will not be going ahead.

NatRoad said the decision to cancel the event was in keeping with its members’ wellbeing after considering recommendations from government health advisors on Covid-19.

"With our conference program well advanced, we are now investigating means to still make those presentations available, potentially through our podcast and webinar series," NatRoad said in a statement.

It added that, while this alternative would not be as impactful as face to face, it believes the topics covered will still provide its members with practical actionable things, ranging from how to return to work following injury, how to plan for uncertainty and keeping businesses afloat during hard times.

"We will also continue to break down the essential changes coming out of government and regulators, keeping you ahead of the game," NatRoad said.

"As always, we want to make sure that your business and our industry is well prepared and supported as possible, and especially in these challenging times."

NatRoad’s 2017 and 2018 conferences were held on Hamilton Island. Its 2019 conference was held in conjunction with the Brisbane Truck Show at the Brisbane Convention Centre.

As well as the possible extension of social distancing measures, the impact of the Covid-19 pandemic on travel and tourism would have added to NatRoad’s decision to cancel the conference on Hamilton Island.

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