QuickBooks Connect London, due to take place this week on the 3rd and 4th of March has been cancelled. The organisers say that this is ‘out of an abundance of caution’ due to the size and scale of the event.
It’s easy to point to other larger events that are taking place and point fingers at QuickBooks Connect and wonder why they aren’t going ahead, but each event must take into account the locations both speakers and delegates are travelling to and the other events taking place at the same conference centres. Even at last week’s Retail Without Borders a couple of marketplaces could attend as planned due to the Coronavirus scare and doubtless more events will be impacted before the winter is over. The Digital Health Rewired event (UK health IT conference for the NHS etc) is still going ahead at Olympia on the 3rd and 4th March.
QuickBooks Connect will be refunding all delegates the price of their tickets. If you have other expenses such as pre-booked travel and hotel rooms you will need to check with the supplier if a refund is possible or, if you have travel insurance, check your policy and see if you are covered.
“Every year at QuickBooks Connect London we get to meet and celebrate the small businesses and accounting professionals that help power prosperity around the UK.
It’s the true highlight in our calendar, and we hear the same from our customers and partners who often travel from around the world to connect, learn and grow with over 1500 peers.
Given the rapidly changing situation with COVID-19 and the size and scale of the QBC London event, we are cancelling out of an abundance of caution. This was a difficult decision, but the health and safety of our employees, customers, partners and communities are our top priorities.
We are committed to the mission behind QuickBooks Connect, and will find ways to make available the stories, experiences, and insights soon. In addition, we will be providing full ticket refunds. Please contact our team at [email protected] if you have questions.”