December 23, 2021
By Betsi RoachReading Time: 2 minutes
After the past two years, I can’t imagine this note will come as a surprise. Given the heightened concern around the Omicron variant, we have made the decision to postpone the 2022 EMEA Summit to a future date. We will no longer be meeting in London on 21-22 February 2022.
First and foremost, this move was made to protect the communities in which we work and live. We are committed to being part of the solution and know this is the right step to keep us moving forward.
Second, given the restrictions on international and organizational travel, we aren’t confident we can deliver on our promise of a true EMEA community event. We’ve heard from several attendees, speakers, and sponsors that because of the current climate, they must cancel their participation until it’s both safe and less cumbersome to travel.
The good news is that since we’ve been here before, we know what we’re doing. We have already hit the ground running in building alternative options to bring connection and education to the community. Stay tuned for more information on what we’re cooking up!
If you were scheduled to speak or sponsor the EMEA Summit, a member of the CLOC Team will be in touch the first week of January to discuss next steps. If there are immediate questions, please contact Nicole Cote, Head of Marketing and Events, and she will assist you.
At this time, we are only postponing the EMEA Summit. The CLOC Global Institute is still scheduled and on track to take place May 9-12, 2022, in Las Vegas, NV, USA. Our hope is that travel and event environments will be in a safer place by this time and enable us to welcome more international participants.
We are disappointed we won’t be able to come together in February, but know that when the time is right, we will be back together—stronger than ever—making meaningful and safe EMEA connections.
CLOC Executive Director