beaton regrets to announce that we have cancelled the gala dinner for the Client Choice Awards on 19th March and postponed the Clients and Firms conference on 20th March 2020.
This decision was made at 5pm on Wednesday 26th February in light of developments in the spread of Coronavirus and continuing uncertainty about if or when it will be declared a pandemic. We believe it is not responsible to move forward with these events.
All firms and individuals involved in these events have already been advised by email and/or telephone. We regret the disappointment and any inconvenience caused.
Those who have already booked tickets will be refunded in full in coming days.
At the time of writing this post we are pleased to report that beaton has received overwhelming endorsement of and support for our decision and the new arrangements.
Changes: Client Choice Awards dinner and presentations
We stress that the Client Choice Awards are still taking place.
Clients have voted and selected both Finalists and Winners. We will be announcing the Winners in the Australian Financial Review, on social media and on our website on 19th March 2020.
Why are taking precautionary actions
We are taking these actions to be good global citizens and not encourage non-essential mass travel, reduce risk to all involved and remove any pressure on Awards Finalists and others, many of whom are long-standing friends, to fly to Melbourne so as not to miss out.
We believe that these smaller and local events are a responsible compromise.
From the beaton team, thank you for your understanding and continued support.