EAIC’s 2020 conference in Seoul delayed by two yearsMay 25 2020 by Andrew Tjaardstra
The Seoul Organising Committee (SOC) for the 30th East Asian Insurance Congress (EAIC) has decided to delay this year’s conference in August to the same month in 2022 as a result of the unprecedented Covid-19 pandemic.
A statement from the SOC reads: “We endeavoured to proceed with the planned schedule considering the long tradition of this biennial congress since 1962, as well as the great volume of interest and support we have received from the global insurance industry.”
The issuance continues: “However, after careful discussion with our 30th EAIC board and their approval, it became clear that it is in our best interest to postpone the event to 2022 and support the global efforts to fight this health pandemic. Your safety is the highest priority for us, and we believe you will fully understand this decision.”
The statement explained that refunds will soon be made available.
It adds: “As you may be aware, a great progress has been made for the preparation of EAIC 2020, thanks to our sponsors, speakers and registered participants. We understand that there will be a lot of questions and concerns to be addressed. An FAQ has been prepared and we will return to you individually regarding the refund process as soon as we are able. Once again, your patience will be very much appreciated as we navigate through this complex situation.”
The statement concludes: “Although it was a tough decision to clean the slate considering the financial, administrative and human resources invested so far, we remain optimistic for EAIC 2022 with the strong support we witnessed for this year’s schedule. We want to thank you for your assistance so far and request your continued encouragement. As the saying goes, after a storm comes a calm; we will improve on our experience and offer more fruitful and interesting content for 2022.”
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