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COVID-19 UPDATE

THIRD-PARTY RISK MANAGEMENT & OVERSIGHT SUMMIT IS POSTPONED UNTIL JUNE 2020

 

MARCH 11, 2020

Out of an abundance of caution due to the coronavirus outbreak, we have made the difficult but important decision to postpone the Third-Party Risk Management & Oversight Summit (originally scheduled for March 31-April 1) in New York.

We are currently looking at potential dates in June for rescheduling and will relay any information to sponsors, speakers, and attendees as soon as the logistics are finalized for June which we expect to announce in the next 14 days.

The decision was made after consulting with our risk management team, as well as reviewing feedback from attendees and sponsors regarding company travel bans, concerns for employee safety, and newly confirmed cases in the New York area.

We continue to hold the safety, health, and well-being of our attendees, speakers, staff, and exhibitors as top priority. Postponing TPRM New York allows us to ensure our conference proceeds at a later date in June, without compromise and in a safe environment. We feel it best to run the event when everyone feels safe and comfortable traveling and participating in a learning atmosphere.

If you have questions, please contact conferences@complianceweek.com. We look forward to seeing you later this year.

MARCH 6, 2020

The Third-Party Risk Management & Oversight Summit is proceeding as planned. We are continuing to evaluate hundreds of data points hourly to inform our risk management committee on the evolving situation related to COVID-19, the Novel Coronavirus. Continue reading below for the important safety measures we will be taking at the Westin New York Times Square, and please familiarize yourself with the CDC recommendations for every day prevention practices so that together we can create a healthy conference experience. We look forward to seeing you in NYC!

MARCH 4, 2020

Compliance Week and FRA are actively monitoring the developments related to COVID-19, the Novel Coronavirus originating in China. The Third-Party Risk Management event will continue to run as planned. The safety of our attendees and exhibitors is top priority. We’ve partnered with the Westin Times Square to help all attendees have a healthy conference experience.   

The Westin Times Square is expanding its normal flu season cleanliness protocol to include:

  • The use of disinfecting electrostatic cleaners in high-traffic areas
  • More frequent wipe downs of all common touch areas, including doorknobs, lecterns, microphones, light switches, escalator rails, trash receptacles, elevator buttons, water stations, and bathroom areas.
  • A significant increase in hand sanitizer throughout the hotel
  • Daily carpet sanitization in the conference areas
  • A large number of other incremental cleanliness steps, including daily employee pre-shift safety meetings to reinforce messaging

In addition, we are:

  • Specifically following the guidance of the World Health Organization (WHO) and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).
  • Adhering to the travel restrictions and guidance of the U.S. Department of State.
  • Asking exhibitors to regularly disinfect & otherwise clean booth activities that are used by multiple attendees.
  • Encouraging attendees and exhibitors to follow regular CDC guidance for everyday preventive actions to help prevent the spread of respiratory viruses of any kind:
    • Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds, especially after going to the bathroom; before eating; and after blowing your nose, coughing, or sneezing.
    • If soap and water are not readily available, use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer with at least 60% alcohol.
    • Always wash hands with soap and water if hands are visibly dirty.
    • Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth with unwashed hands.
    • Stay in your hotel or at home when you are sick.
    • Cover your cough or sneeze with a tissue, then throw the tissue in the trash.

We will continue to keep you updated as new developments occur.  Hope this information is helpful and reassuring.  See you at the conference.   

If you have further questions about COVID-19, please contact K. Smith at ksmith@fraconferences.com