COVID-19 has meant conferences, exhibitions, seminars and symposiums have been cancelled, postponed or rescheduled.
But conferences and exhibitions have an important role to play in any industry.
To fill that void, Australasian Timber Magazine with Frame Australia will publish a Timber Construction Forum in its September issue in a one-off virtual event for 2020.
Each year, the Frame’s Timber Offsite Construction conference has brought together the major figures in the timber construction industry along with suppliers and other industry professionals to share the latest innovations, technology and trends.
This year’s “virtual” event promises to be no different.
Frame conference director Kevin Ezard said he was pleased to be working with Australasian Timber to fill the gap caused by the rescheduling of the physical event this year due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
“Australasian Timber presented a novel concept and I am pleased to endorse the published Timber Construction Forum,” Mr Ezard said.
“We believe this virtual event provides a great opportunity to share valuable industry information with the industry, and to support suppliers in these challenging times’, he said
Australasian Timber General Manager Robyn Haworth said the Timber Construction Forum would comprise Forum papers/presentations as well as an industry Trade Review, providing an opportunity for sponsors and exhibitors to display their ‘latest and greatest’ products, technologies and services in print and digital formats.
“Bringing the industry together for this virtual event is essential when social distancing is preventing speakers and exhibitors from attending a live event,” Ms Haworth said.
“It’s vital that the new ideas and innovations usually presented each year at the Frame Australia Timber Offsite Construction reach the industry this year, albeit on a different platform.”