Dear European Mentoring Summit Presenters and Attendees,
As you know, we have been in lockstep communication with the Spanish and Catalan health authorities, the city of Barcelona, and our presenters and attendees regarding the unexpected situation with the coronavirus. At this time, due to the inordinate amount of travel restrictions imposed on attendees at both national and international levels, as well as to the risks this mobility may entail, we have decided to postpone the 2020 European Mentoring Summit.
It is a question of major forces that have made us postpone the Summit, in line with guidance from the World Health Organization and based in a concrete recommendation from the Catalan Health Department. As the Catalan Government is one of the official co-organizers, this piece of advice is mandatory to them. It is in the best interest of public health and the safety of our participants that we have had to make this difficult decision. We apologize for all the inconveniences this decision may cause.
Thank you for your support, loyalty, and patience. We look forward to hosting you from the 7th to the 9th of October of this same year. We will maintain your registrations to the Summit, and we will make our best to keep the same structure and activities as planned. If you find that you are unable to attend the Summit in October, you are welcome to send a colleague in your place. Most of the keynote speakers have already confirmed that they will be able to make it in October. We are confident that we will be able to offer you a great experience. Until then, our sympathies are with those affected by COVID-19.
We hope you understand this difficult decision that we have made in the best interest of all the attendees and to ensure that we will offer you all the best experience. As always, you can contact us via email (firstname.lastname@example.org) if you have any questions regarding the new situation.