SAVA postpones VINYLS 2020 conference

THE Southern African Vinyls Association (SAVA) has postponed its upcoming 1-day industry conference, Vinyls2020, which was scheduled to take place at Emperors Palace on Friday, 12 June, until next year following the escalation of the Corona Virus (Covid-19).

“Our aim with hosting this industry event is to ensure that we offer a truly world-class conference that features top international speakers and leaders in the global PVC industry, as well as local trend setters and influencers who talk about issues relating to the manufacturing, use and recycling of vinyl products. When our international keynote speakers started notifying us that they would no longer be able to attend Vinyls2020 as a result of the outbreak of the corona virus and President Ramaphosa announced the closing of borders and prohibiting the gathering of more than 100 people, we realised that we were left with no other option but to postpone in the interest of the health of delegates, speakers and exhibitors,” says SAVA chief executive officer, Adri Spangenberg.

SAVA is anticipating that the last quarter of the 2020 will be filled with many other industry events and meetings that have been pushed out as a result of the Covid-19 outbreak. For this reason, they have decided to host Vinyls2021 early in the New Year. A confirmed date will be communicated in due course.

“We will be using the additional time that we now have to prepare an even bigger, better conference for our delegates. Registration fees and sponsorships that have already been paid will be transferred, or can be refunded,” she added.

“SAVA stands in solidarity with businesses and fellow industry associations who have to navigate difficult situations and make unprecedented decisions as a result of recent developments. We thank all our members, delegates, speakers and sponsors for their support and understanding in this matter and look forward to seeing you all at Vinyls2021!” Adri concluded.