The Pub Leaders Summit, due to take place in Sydney on Monday 30 March, will be postponed due to increased concerns over the coronavirus, the organisers announced today.

Paul Wootton, publisher of Australian Hotelier, which hosts the Summit, said: “We have a responsibility to our delegates, sponsors and staff, as well as to the wider public, and given what we know about the spread of COVID-19 and the fact the NSW Government is encouraging us to practise social distancing it seems inappropriate to hold this event at this time.

“The health and welfare of our stakeholders and the wider community are paramount and, while it’s disappointing we can’t hold the Summit when we hoped to, we’re confident our delegates, speakers and sponsors will support our decision to postpone. We look forward to regrouping with them all once these unprecedented events are behind us.”

The organisers hope to reschedule the Summit for September, with a date to be announced soon.

Delegates, sponsors and speakers will be contacted shortly with more details.

For more information, email event manager Beth Tobin here.

Andy Young

Andy joined Intermedia as Editor of The Shout in 2015, writing news on a daily basis and also writing features for National Liquor News. Now Managing Editor of both The Shout and Bars and Clubs.

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