CCAE Statement on COVID-19 and the 2020 CCAE National Conference

March 9, 2020

While planning for the National Conference is in full swing, CCAE has been closely monitoring updates from the World Health Organization (WHO) and other national and local entities in regard to COVID-19.

CCAE is dedicated to the health and well-being of our members and understands that there are concerns related to the COVID-19 epidemic and associated travel plans to the National Conference. At this time as the Conference is in May, and based on the current information provided that there is no imminent risk, CCAE has no plans to postpone or cancel the Conference.

CCAE understands any concerns you may have and absolutely has the health and well-being of our members at the forefront. Precautionary measures to keep the event safe is our upmost priority, and as new information is shared, we will update accordingly.

With this in mind, CCAE hopes you will continue to plan to attend the National Conference as usual and with confidence. It is recommended that you become familiar with the World Health Organization’s basic protective measures, which include washing your hands regularly and maintaining distance from others who are coughing or sneezing.

COVID-19 has presented the business events and travel industries with an unprecedented challenge. The CCAE team are passionate believers in, and advocates for, the substantial power of our events and the connections made for our community. CCAE also firmly believes it is our collective responsibility to focus on the facts and to act with common sense and sound judgement, taking the advice of the relevant authorities and scientists.

We look forward to welcoming you to the CCAE National Conference in Winnipeg this May, and thank you for your understanding and participation despite these unfortunate circumstances.