Postponed – Niagara Falls Trenchless Roadshow 2020
May 19 to 21, 2020 Scotiabank Convention Centre
Niagara Falls, Ontario, Canada
On Monday March 16, 2020 the Scotiabank Convention Centre announced on their website the following statement.
“Following the Province of Ontario’s recommendation to immediately suspend all gatherings over 250 people, events scheduled for the immediate future will not proceed until further notice.”
Since our event is in the immediate future and we will have over 250 attendees, CATT and Benjamin Media have proactively decided, that we have no choice, but to postpone the 2020 Trenchless Roadshow to a future date to be determined. Subsequent to the announcement by Scotiabank Convention Centre above, the Province of Ontario has recommended to suspend gatherings over 50 people.
This decision has been made for the safety of the public, event exhibitors, attendees, and personnel and to ensure that we host the best possible industry event.
CATT and Benjamin Media would like to thank all Trenchless Roadshow Sponsors, Exhibitors, and Program Speakers for what was shaping up to be our biggest and best event to date.
We ask for your patience as we work through our next steps.
Over the coming weeks, next step details will be communicated via emails to all sponsors, exhibitors, and registered attendees and through website updates.
We thank you for your understanding during these unprecedented and uncharted times.
Mark Knight –Executive Director, CATT
Rob Krzys – President, Benjamin Media
Mariana Balaban – Conference Chair, City of Toronto
COVID-19 has created an unprecedented challenge for the world. Our thoughts are with you, your family and loved ones as we navigate our way forward on this unforeseen journey.
We thank you all for your patience as we work through our next steps. CATT and Benjamin Media are now working with the Scotia Bank Convention Centre and the Marriott on the Falls to establish a new event date. Once our revised contract is in place, we will let you know with big excitement so we can all get together in a safe and welcoming environment to celebrate.
As we are adjusting to the new working from home conditions, we are also working on new and innovative plans on how we will continue to promote and enhance the TRS Show. More exciting news will come on this once we establish the new Show date. At that time, we will also provide information on how to get refunds should you want to do so. We appreciate your patience as we work through this.
It is our understanding that Marriott on the Falls has released the room block and is not charging any cancellation fees. We have also heard from some exhibitors that did not book their rooms directly with the hotel that they are being charged a cancellation fee. Unfortunately, we can not help you if you did not book directly with the Marriott on the Falls.
Please be safe, calm and healthy as we all do our small part by continuing to work at home, isolate and maintain separation when we are out. Together we will beat COVID-19.
On Monday we informed the Marriott on the Falls and the Scotiabank Convention Centre, in writing, that we are postponing the TRS 2020 Niagara Falls Roadshow due to COVID-19. As you can imagine both the Marriott and the Convention Centre have been hit with many March, April and May event cancellations that need to be carefully addressed.
On Friday we were informed, by a conference attendee that when they tried to cancel their Marriott hotel booking that they were told by the Marriott that would be charged a cancellation fee and that the event organizers needed to cancel the event room block with the hotel.
We ask for your patience as the Marriott is working on all these cancellations. We also want to let you know that you should not be charged a room cancellation fee.
We are in close contact with the Marriott and will inform you once they have released our room block.
Once again thank you for your understanding and patience in these trying times.
Mariana Balaban, City of Toronto, Conference Program Chair
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Centre for Advancement of Trenchless Technologies
Department of Civil & Environmental Engineering, University of Waterloo, Waterloo, ON N2L 3G1
Tel: (519) 888-4770