As major events are cancelling across Europe, we know that some in our community may be asking questions about this year’s European Social Marketing Conference (ESMC) in Thessaloniki.
With ESMC due to take place in the middle of October (still 7 months away), the ESMC team continues to plan for the conference and currently has no plans to postpone or cancel.
We’re very grateful for the ongoing support of our committee, supporters and attendees who continue to register and plan for the conference and we’ve not experienced any substantial impacts so far.
The ESMC team remains in close contact with our partners in Greece, as well as the relevant health authorities. As this unprecedented situation is changing every day, we remain watchful but also focused on delivering what is an extremely important event for the social marketing and behaviour change community.
COVID-19 is presenting the events and travel industries with an unprecedented global challenge. The ESMC team are passionate believers in, and advocates for, the substantial social and economic power of meetings and events like this conference. We feel strongly that it is our collective responsibility to focus on the facts and to act with common sense and sound judgement, taking the advice of the relevant authorities and scientists. Please keep checking our webpage, which we suggest you bookmark. We’ll be updating it as the situation evolves.
We look forward to welcoming you to ESMC 2020 in Thessaloniki in October and wish you, your colleagues, your communities and your families good wishes and resilience in the months to come.