Notification of the Cancellation of COBA 2020 Convention

25 March 2020

Dear COBA members, delegates, sponsors & exhibitors
At COBA, we pride ourselves on hosting the premium annual event for the customer owned banking sector in our convention which delivers unique opportunities and experiences for members & delegates.
With this in mind, we have been carefully monitoring the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak, the new restrictions announced by Government, the impact it is having on the wider community including business and have been considering all options for our 2020 event available to us in this fast changing environment.
Our first priority is the health and wellbeing of all people involved in our event and as such, we have determined that COBA 2020 will not be able to take place as originally scheduled from 27-29 September 2020 at the Gold Coast.
Furthermore, as a result of the rapidly evolving situation and the long period of uncertainty about when normalcy will return, we have made the difficult decision to cancel COBA 2020 rather than waiting to see if it can be postponed, to give certainty to our delegates, sponsors and exhibitors at this challenging time.
We are currently working to finalise details with our venue that may have consequences on the dates and locations of COBA 2021 & COBA 2022.  We will provide an update on these future events as soon as we are able to.
Our immediate focus at this time is on assisting our members to navigate the current environment but we hope that as things start to level out we will be able to turn our minds to alternative ways for our members to connect with our valued suppliers in lieu of COBA 2020.  We are unable to expand on this at this time however will be in touch in due course.
This has been a difficult decision for COBA but we feel there is no other appropriate outcome that could have been reached in the current environment.  We thank you all for your understanding.
Yours sincerely
Michael Lawrence

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