Following a recent IPPS Europe Committee meeting, we have made the difficult decision to cancel this year’s Annual Conference, due to have been held this October in Edinburgh, Scotland. The significant amount of uncertainty from COVID-19 restrictions, specifically surrounding European travel, led us to make this early decision.
Moving forward we will be running a series of virtual interactive nursery tours, including question and answer sessions, across a range of nurseries over a six-month period starting late this summer. Details of these will be published in the trade press, on the IPPS Europe website and through social media channels in due course.
Quote from Karl O’Neill IPPS European Region President “We are extremely frustrated and disappointed not to be able to offer our members a Conference again this year, but please rest assured this decision was not taken lightly and with a very heavy heart. Conferences are a long time in the planning, and it was becoming more apparent the further we progressed how much uncertainty we faced. Being a European wide society, many of our members and sponsors may still have travel restrictions in place by October, and confidence to travel could also be low. As a replacement we are putting together an excellent program of virtual nursery tours for later this summer for our members to access and enjoy.”
Looking to a brighter future, we all look forward with much anticipation, to when we can meet once again, face to face, for our Annual Conference. We can confirm that the 2022 Conference will take place in Oldenburg, North West Germany, in October. Look out for details on our website and social media channels.