24th March 2020

CTSI Symposium cancelled

The 2020 CTSI Symposium has been cancelled because of the Covid-19 outbreak.


By JTS Staff
Journal of Trading Standards' in-house team
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CTSI has released a statement from Chief Executive Leon Livermore: “After careful consideration and having held conversations with our members and the venue, it is with great sadness that I must inform you that the CTSI Symposium, due to be held in Southport on 15-17 June, will now be cancelled.

“While I understand the central importance of Symposium to the profession and the consumer protection landscape, we must put the safety of our people first. Members, partners, sponsors, delegates, exhibitors and session holders and everyone else who makes Symposium the special event that it is must come first. Covid-19 coronavirus is a severe threat to life – it would be reckless to continue with the event.

“I am as disappointed as you are and it was a hard decision to make. Over the coming days, we will release further information on the cancellation to you. Please send any queries to tsievents@tsi.org.uk and we will endeavour to get back to you as soon as we have answers.

“Our country and the world faces the most significant challenge since World War II. I am confident that we will come together as generations have in the past to overcome this crisis and emerge stronger on the other side.

“I wish you and your families well and please stay safe.”