As a trade body, we normally hold many gatherings where market participants can exchange views, discuss industry issues, learn and network, so we have to respond to the impact of the Coronavirus crisis. We continue to follow official advice and will keep our plans under constant case-by-case review, in discussion with relevant member firms and members generally.
For the time being, the need for social distancing measures is paramount, so we are no longer planning to go ahead with even small-scale meetings over the coming weeks.
In discussion with relevant members, we have decided to postpone our 26 March Dinner. We hope that our Dinner will be able to go ahead on the newly rescheduled date, Wednesday 30 September 2020, but will of course keep that under review. Our CMBS conference has also been postponed.
In the meantime, the operational and commercial impacts of the Coronavirus are dramatic, but there are many important industry conversations and initiatives demanding attention. We will continue to offer our members and industry a forum for discussion, a voice and, where relevant, leadership, notwithstanding that physical gatherings remain off limits.
We are holding and participating in numerous virtual meetings, from bilateral to large-scale webinars, across a range of topics (as well of a more purely social character). In most cases, the lead-in time is short, so members should monitor the weekly newsletter, keep an eye out for email invitations, and contact a member of the team if there’s something they would like us to do, or to be involved in.
Updated 11.00 GMT, 11 May 2020