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CREFCE Coronavirus statement

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.

In the near term 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, it was necessary to postpone our first dinner from spring 2020 to summer 2021 and our CMBS conference planned for September was cancelled.  We have held a number of webinars since lockdown many of which are available (to our members) on-demand.  Our Autumn Conference will go ahead via virtual delivery on 4 & 5 November between the hours of 11:00 - 15:00, Carol Wilkie is our primary contact in this regard.

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. We are exploring different platforms that might best support these activities while physical gatherings remain off limits.

Please contact a member of the team if you would like to discuss.

Updated 16.00 GMT, 13 August 2020