BMPA’s Rethink conference cancelled
The BMPA has taken the decision to cancel/postpone its Rethink Conference, planned for 17th March due the ongoing challenges of coronavirus / Covid-19.
In its statement the BMPA said: “We have made the difficult decision to postpone the event, due to the magnitude of the unanticipated public health and safety issues posed by the escalating Covid-19 outbreaks and contagion.
“Due to the significant number of attendee cancellations (both personal and enforced travel bans), and based on the situation, the decision has been taken to move Rethink to a later date. This will be confirmed shortly.
“Until recently, we had been encouraged to continue with the event as planned. However, the outbreaks are escalating, and we believe as so many attending the conference are part of the food supply chain the responsible action is to postpone the event.
“As you will imagine, this decision has not been taken lightly. As sustainability continues to be at the top of the industry’s agenda, we are working hard to look at our options going forwards and will keep you informed.”