The organisers of the Mint Directors Conference 2020 have announced an extended postponement to 2021. The official statement by the Honey Mamabolo, the South African Mint’s Managing Director, and Ross MacDiarmid, MDC Secretary-General, says:
“This decision was taken amid continuing concerns over the progression of the COVID-19 pandemic across the world. Most of us are experiencing, at first-hand, the widespread and profound impact the pandemic is having on our economies and our everyday lives. Social distancing and lockdowns have become the norm, and it looks as if they will be with us for some time to come.
Such measures obviously include the prohibition of large gatherings as well as extensive travel bans, and our concern is that this situation would not have improved enough to assure us of optimum attendance at MDC by the minting community, should we have gone ahead and held it in 2020.
It is therefore with regret that we have decided to move MDC to 2021, but it is also with a sense of assurance that we have chosen the most secure option that will ultimately be in the interest of all participants – especially given that the new date for the conference will be towards the end of the year, rather than in early 2021, when the situation may still have held some uncertainty.”
Please note that all current arrangements for the programme, social events and venue remain the same. You can contact the MDC conference team via e-mail for any requiry.
More information is available on the MDC website.
There you can also find a list of Postponement Q&As.