COVID-19 Update: NBAA to Reschedule IOC2020 as Virtual Event
March 12 2020
As we know, the fluid situation surrounding the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak has prompted a series of continually evolving announcements from government and medical authorities, and is impacting travel planning and other decisions.
We see this with regard to the International Operators Conference (IOC), with a significant number of speakers critical to the event’s success facing company-imposed travel restrictions that will prevent their participation.
The health, safety and well-being of those speakers and all IOC participants is paramount. With this in mind, and informed in part by guidance from several authorities, including the World Health Organization, U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, and other public health and aviation-safety authorities NBAA has decided to reschedule the International Operators Conference to April (or TBD), and allow attendees and speakers to participate virtually.
This will allow the information that attendees value to have as much, if not more, access to that content as if they attended in person. Additionally, we believe that this virtual conference will allow all of our sponsors to see value in their support of the event.
NBAA will publish a revised agenda and schedule as soon as the International Operators Committee reviews options for the best platforms, delivery methods and alternate dates. Ensuring the quality and reputation that IOC has rightly earned over the last 48 years remains essential, and these steps will help us meet those objectives.
This press release provides further detail, and NBAA will be contacting event participants to convey this information, and answer any questions.
The volunteers and committee members who make the conference a success remain committed to leading our community’s knowledge and insight of international operations, and we thank them for their continued service in support of this event.
Vice President, Regulatory & International Affairs
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