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17 March 2020
In the interest of public health and the developing situation regarding the COVID-19 virus, we have unfortunately had to make the difficult decision to cancel HIRE20.
Over recent weeks we have been working tirelessly with the Adelaide Convention Centre and our Conference organiser while monitoring advice provided by the Australian Government’s Department of Health and other relevant bodies to plan for a successful and safe event.
Gatherings of over 500 people have been prohibited by the Federal Government, and we have no indication at what point this will be lifted. We don’t know what action the South Australian Government will choose to take, but if they follow Victoria with announcing a State of Emergency resulting in the closure of the MCEC, we could be left without a venue.
We were until recently confident that we could achieve this and were working off external advice and government feedback. However, in the last 72, hours the situation in Australia has changed significantly and we feel that the only course of action is to cancel the event.
It is unfortunate that we have been forced to cancel an event that has been running for over 50 years, but health concerns must always come first.
We will be back in contact shortly to announce the dates and venues for HIRE21 and we look forward to welcoming you to Australia’s Leading Event for the Equipment Rental Market in Australia next year.
We appreciate the understanding of all event partners, exhibitors, sponsors, and attendees. This is a developing situation and please bear with us as we try and answer any questions. If you have any questions please contact: firstname.lastname@example.org
Please note due to high volume of contact there is likely to be a delay in replies.
13 March 2020
As an organisation, Hire and Rental Industry Association (HRIA) is constantly monitoring the evolving situation in relation to the impact of the Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19).
We understand and appreciate the effect this situation is having on many of our members.
The HRIA along with the HIRE20 venue - the Adelaide Convention Centre are constantly monitoring, evaluating and following general advice from the World Health Organisation (WHO), Australian Department of Health and other authorities.
Drawing on current advice and information provided, HIRE20 in Adelaide will continue as scheduled, commencing May 27.
Further updates will be provided in due course. If you have any questions in relation to HIRE20, please email email@example.com
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