Today UNLEASH has announced the forthcoming World show, due to take place at the Paris Convention Centre at Place de la Porte de Versailles this October 20-21, is suspended. Due to the ongoing global situation, we have sadly concluded organising the event this Autumn is untenable as we are unable to welcome representatives from the +100 countries around the world that were due to attend.
Speaking on the suspension, UNLEASH CEO Marc Coleman said “Paris is currently prohibiting events for 5,000 plus people until at least September. We are therefore unable to work with our partners to organise the event to the scale, performance and standard that we aspire to. Our priority, as always is everyone’s safety. So, as soon as we can get back to a world of safe live events, we will look forward to welcoming everyone back to London, Las Vegas and Paris.”
He went on to say “It’s also clear from our conversations with customers worldwide over the past 4 months that most have strict travel bans for the whole of 2020 as employee health, safety, and wellbeing is, rightfully, THE global priority for HR. This means the breadth of in-person networking and information sharing at the heart of an UNLEASH event can’t happen at the moment. We’re speaking to everyone affected directly.”
Our community is still looking to explore the next normal, the HR interventions still needed in this time of uncertainty and the next wave of workplace technology and productivity tools that are hitting the global marketplace. Our amazing team are busy behind the scenes producing new products and services in our inimitable style for this Autumn.”
UNLEASH continues to liaise with partners around the world about the timetable for 2021 and looks forward to announcing more details soon.