Cigre & TechCon Aus-NZ 2020 Conference Update
16 March 2020
The health, safety and well-being of all our attendees, speakers, sponsors and exhibitors is our top priority.
After careful consideration, and in light of the latest measures announced by the Australian Government and the growing concern over the COVID-19 spread, the Cigre & TechCon Aus-NZ Organising Committees have made the necessary decision to POSTPONE the event to a later date. Rescheduling the event will enable us to provide the experience that our attendees, speakers, sponsors and exhibitors expect and deserve in a safe environment.
The TechCon Aus-NZ Conference & Expo was scheduled to be held on 26 - 27 March, preceeded by a Cigre Transformer workshop on 25 March 2020. Both events have now been postponed to a later date. We will be working closely with our host venue provider, suppliers and other parties to explore alternatives for 2020 or beyond.
We remain excited to host you at a later date and will get back to you with more information on specific dates in the coming months. Your registration will automatically be applied to the re-scheduled date.
We apologise for any inconvenience this may have caused. We will be contacting everyone who has registered as an attendee, speaker, sponsor and exhibitor in the coming weeks to provide more clarification.
Thank you for your ongoing support and understanding through this challenging time. We look forward to hosting you at a later date. Until then, stay safe and healthy.
14 March 2020
Over the past few weeks, COVID-19 Coronavirus has become a global topic of concern, we have been closely monitoring and evaluating the situation to ensure we are taking the necessary measures to protect the health and wellbeing of all TechCon Aus-NZ 2020 attendees. As we prepare for another successful conference, we understand that you might have questions about the event in relation to the Coronavirus (COVID-19).
We can confirm that TECHCON AUS-NZ 2020 CONFERENCE WILL PROCEED AS PLANNED and a number of actions have been put in place to ensure that the health and safety of all attendees is protected as far as reasonably possible.
- Anyone who has registered to attend TechCon Aus-NZ 2020 conference and is travelling from high risk countries as identified by the Department of Foreign Affairs in the following website https://www.smartraveller.gov.au/ should NOT attend the conference.
- In the event that you have purchased a ticket to attend the conference and are travelling from or transiting through high risk countries as identified by the Department of Foreign Affairs, your ticket fee will be refunded.
The Wilson Transformer Company SITE TOUR on Saturday, 28 March, HAS BEEN CANCELLED in order to reduce the risk of exposure to Coronavirus (COVID-19) to its employees.
There is now strict criteria for entry into TechCon Aus-NZ 2020 Conference with regards to COVID-19. Please ensure you follow the guidelines and that you do not attend if these requirements cannot be met.
Do NOT attend TechCon Aus-NZ 2020 Conference if:
- You or anyone you know has been in contact with a confirmed (Coronavirus) COVID-19 case in the past 14 days;
- If, on the day/s of the event you have any of the following symptoms of (Coronavirus) COVID-19;
- Sore Throat
- Shortness of Breath
- Nausea / Vomiting.
- In line with official advice, we are not recommending that face masks need to be worn.
- In line with official advice, we advise against handshakes and hugs at the event.
 Please check the following website for the latest travel updates: https://www.smartraveller.gov.au/news-and-updates/coronavirus-covid-19
PREVENTATIVE MEASURES TAKEN BY THE VENUE
The Grand Hyatt Melbourne has implemented a number of steps to protect the health and safety of guests and staff including;
- Additional cleaning measures, including “high-touch” cleaning of public areas, restaurants and bars, recreational facilities, guest rooms and floors – especially high contact areas such as lobby elevator buttons and door handles;
- Placement of hand sanitiser dispensers at the Front Desk and entrance of every restaurant and bar; and
- The assembly of a global cross-functional response team to monitor new information
RECOMMENDATIONS TO HELP PREVENT THE SPREAD OF (CORONAVIRUS) COVID-19:
The following guidelines are set out in to help prevent the spread of COVID-19, good hygiene is the best defence against most viruses. These good practices include:
- Frequently clean hands by using alcohol-based hand rub or soap and water for at least 20 seconds.
- When coughing and sneezing, cover mouth and nose with flexed elbow or tissue – throw the tissue away immediately and wash hands.
- Avoid close contact with anyone who has a fever and cough or is sick.
- Stay home if you are sick.
- Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth with unwashed hands.
- Clean and disinfect frequently touched objects and surfaces.
- If you have a fever, cough and difficulty breathing seek medical care early and share previous travel history with your health care provider.
- If you have any concerns that you may get caught up in an inbound or outbound quarantine, or are feeling unwell, you may want to reconsider your attendance at the event.
If you have further questions you can contact the Australian Department of Health and Human Services COVID-19 Hotline on 1800 675 398 or by following these links
We will continue to monitor the situation and keep you updated of any changes in the position.
2020 TechCon Aus-NZ Logos
Click HERE to download the 2020 TechCon Aus-NZ logo (PNG).
Click HERE to download the 2020 TechCon Aus-NZ logo (JPG).
Click HERE to download the 2020 TechCon Aus-NZ logo (PDF).
TechCon Aus-NZ and TechCon Asia Pacific Archive
Click on the links below to view PDFs of past years topics and speakers:
Click HERE to download 2019 TechCon Aus-NZ table of content
Click HERE to download 2018 TechCon Aus-NZ table of content
Click HERE to download 2017 TechCon Aus-NZ table of content
Click HERE to download 2016 TechCon Asia Pacific table of content
Click HERE to download 2015 TechCon Asia Pacific table of content