Novel coronavirus – update for the EMEA Trading Conference 2020
Update as of Monday 9th March
It is with extreme regret that the Board and the Global Steering Committee of the FIX Trading Community have taken the very difficult decision to postpone the EMEA Trading Conference due to be held this Thursday, 12th of March.
We have immense pride in both the quality of the content and of the delegates who attend our annual flagship conference, however, we recognise that due to the current exceptional circumstances, going ahead with the conference risks impacting all event attendees.
The welfare of of the community attending is of utmost importance and we have been closely following government advice around COVID-19 and whilst there is no directive or need to cancel, we now find ourselves in a situation where many of our member, sponsor and speaker firms have implemented attendance and travel restrictions that mean that a significant number of our delegates and speakers are no longer able to attend. In addition, the volatility in the markets is further restricting the ability of our community to join us on Thursday.
We appreciate that this late notice, but unfortunately the number of firms implementing bans has significantly increased today Monday 9th March 2020 and it is no longer viable to run many of the sessions.
We have immense pride in both the quality of the content and of the delegates who attend our event and we believe we have now reached the stage that we are no longer able to produce a conference that we can be proud of.
All tickets will automatically be valid for the rearranged date.
Thank you for your understanding at this difficult time.
The FIX Program Office