As a result of the ongoing risk and disruption from the COVID-19 pandemic, the ATSA Board has rescheduled the Independent Living Expo’s planned for Melbourne and Perth in October 2020 to May 2021. Dates have been confirmed for ATSA Melbourne at the Melbourne Showgrounds: May 18-19, 2021 and ATSA Perth at Claremont Showground: May 26-27, 2021.
The following approach has been agreed for current bookings for the ATSA Independent Living Expos:
1. Exhibitors can elect to transfer their booking to the new dates. If this is your decision you do not need to notify ATSA/Interpoint Events.
2. ATSA 2021 will see exhibitor costs increase by 5%. Existing 2020 exhibitors who elect to transfer their booking will not be subject to this increase.
3. Exhibitors who elect to not transfer to the 2021 events can receive a refund of 75% of their fees paid to-date. This level of refund reflects the costs already incurred for the events. If you do not wish transfer to the 2021 events please notify Interpoint Events, on the contact details shown below, by September 30, 2020.
You will be sent an official cancellation form to complete which will require bank details for the refund, confirming the event you wish to cancel and officially declare the current stand contract null and void. (Please note, post this date the terms of your current booking contract will be applied).
4. An exhibitor who receives a refund and then later decides to exhibit in 2021 will be subject to the new increased exhibitor pricing.
The welfare of all who take part in these events has been front-of-mind so with the ongoing border closures, combined with a threat of a second wave, we believe the risk was too high for all the attendees, ATSA executive officer, David Sinclair said. “Despite COVID-19, the interest in the events has been high with more than 2000 interested attendees already registered across the events.
“We are now working to deliver two great events for 2021, where we will introduce technology-based enhancements to the expos that will allow greater reach to persons who cannot physically attend. This will reinforce the ATSA shows as the number one disability events in Australia,” he said.
New marketing collateral with the revised dates will be added to the exhibitor portal and sent out later this year with regular updates across all social media channels, the ATSA website and Freedom2Live newsletters.
To apply for a refund contact Allison Miller at Interpoint Events on: 02 4646 1453 or Email: [email protected]
For further details contact Interpoint Events on: 1300 789 845 or email: [email protected]
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