February 10, 2020
The IPBA Officers have been monitoring the concerns of our members as well as travel and governmental restrictions caused by the unpredictable novel coronavirus.
Although the Officers intended to make a decision regarding conference viability on February 17th, circumstances have dictated that a decision must be made sooner rather than later.
After very thorough analysis and careful consideration, it was determined that in the best interest of our members, the IPBA 30th Annual Meeting and Conference in Shanghai will be postponed from its original schedule of April 20-23, 2020 to October 18-21, 2020.
The order of events of the current schedule as it appears on the current conference web site will remain the same.
Delegates who have registered for the conference already will automatically be registered for the new dates under their same registered conditions. Contact the conference organizer if there are any changes to be made (firstname.lastname@example.org).
The conference organizer will contact the hotels for arrangements.
The Annual General Meeting (AGM) that was to take place on April 23 will now be held on June 7, 2020, in Jakarta.
Further details of both meetings will be sent to all IPBA members in the coming days.
Thank you for your understanding and cooperation regarding this difficult decision taken under unprecedented circumstances.
We look forward to your continued support.
Francis Xavier, IPBA President
Li Zhiqiang (Jack Li), IPBA President-Elect