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Conference gone…Hall of Fame delayed

Conference gone…Hall of Fame delayed

NZ Truck & Driver News

 October 2021   

COVID-19 forced the cancellation of the Road Transport Forum’s annual conference, scheduled to be held in Invercargill late last month.

It also prompted the postponement of the 2021 NZ Road Transport Hall of Fame till next month. The gala dinner and announcement of the latest Hall of Fame inductees will now be held on Friday November 12.

The Forum, now renamed Ia Ara Aotearoa Transporting New Zealand, decided at the end of August to cancel the Road Ahead 2021 Transporting NZ Conference “because of the uncertainty around alert level changes around NZ.”

The conference was scheduled for September 25 and 26 in Invercargill – following-on from the Mobil Delvac 1-sponsored Hall of Fame on the 24th.

The Transporting NZ board said that ongoing uncertainty caused by COVID-19 meant “no decision has been made on a replacement conference event.

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COVID-19 forced the cancellation of the Road Transport Forum’s annual conference, scheduled to be held in Invercargill late last month.

It also prompted the postponement of the 2021 NZ Road Transport Hall of Fame till next month. The gala dinner and announcement of the latest Hall of Fame inductees will now be held on Friday November 12.

The Forum, now renamed Ia Ara Aotearoa Transporting New Zealand, decided at the end of August to cancel the Road Ahead 2021 Transporting NZ Conference “because of the uncertainty around alert level changes around NZ.”

The conference was scheduled for September 25 and 26 in Invercargill – following-on from the Mobil Delvac 1-sponsored Hall of Fame on the 24th.

The Transporting NZ board said that ongoing uncertainty caused by COVID-19 meant “no decision has been made on a replacement conference event.

“We know those speaking, exhibiting, and planning to attend will be disappointed to miss the conference, but the circumstances are beyond our control – and we must act to keep people safe, and follow the Government’s COVID-19 rules.”

Hall of Fame organisers say that “the latest lockdown has thrown us a curveball”….but they are confident that next month’s timing will still allow it to be “another bumper event….with close to 500 guests set to attend.”

Six new industry figures will be inducted into the this year’s HoF, which will be held, as usual, in the world-class Bill Richardson Transport World.  


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