COVID-19/Coronavirus

The CIPS Australasia Conference and Supply Management Awards will take place as scheduled on 29 - 30 July 2020 at ICC Sydney.

CIPS and Haymarket Media Group (who deliver events on behalf of CIPS) are following the current guidance from the local Government and the World Health Organisation and as such this event will be taking place as planned. Our priority during this time is the safety of our event attendees and our teams, and we will continue to closely monitor the development of the COVID-19/Coronavirus and any potential impact on our event.

You can review Haymarket Media Group's Coronavirus Policy and booking term revisions for all CIPS events. If you have any questions, please contact us.

Coronavirus policy page

Haymarket Media Group – CIPS Events‘ Coronavirus (COVID-19) Policy – Addendums to the cancellation and booking terms

The CIPS and Haymarket Media Group (who deliver events on behalf of the CIPS) are following the guidance provided by your local Government and the World Health Organisation. At present all CIPS events will continue to take place as scheduled, unless you are notified otherwise. We are closely monitoring the advice and will update our policies in accordance to the advice supplied by the Government and the World Health Organisation.

Haymarket Media Group – CIPS Events’ Cancellation Policy remains in place, unless outlined in the exceptions listed below.

Coronavirus related exceptions to the standard cancallation terms:

Company travel bans and self-isolation:

If you are unable to travel to attend a CIPS event due to a company travel ban enforced by your employer, or if you have been required to self-isolate, based on guidance issued by your local Government, you may request a free transfer to another CIPS event taking place within the next 12 months. Or to the same event taking place the following year.

The transferred booking must be to the same or lesser value. Please be aware there are no refunds, if the new booking is of a lower value to the original booking. If you wish to attend an event at a higher value, you will be required to pay the difference. You may only defer your booking to a Haymarket run event. 

You must request your transfer at the earliest opportunity and at least 3 working days before your event date by contacting the Customer Services Team for CIPS Events at: [email protected] or phone: +61 (0)3 9629 6000

Attendees from outside the Australia:

If you are travelling to a CIPS event from a region that has been identified as high risk and your government (or the government from the country that you reside in, or are travelling from) has advised against travel, we will issue a full refund of any fees paid. You must notify the Customer Services Team for CIPS events of your circumstances before your event date by emailing: [email protected] . Please note: We may require you to verify the details provided to us.  

If no travel ban exists and you wish to cancel your booking, please refer to Haymarket Media Group – CIPS Events’ Cancellation Policy.

‘At risk’ attendees and carers: 

If you are unable to travel to attend a CIPS event due medical advice or if you are a carer for ‘at risk’ individuals, in relation to the Coronavirus (COVID-19), please contact the Customer Services Team for CIPS Events at: [email protected] or phone: +61 (0)3 9629 6000 to discuss your specific needs. 

Alternative options may be provided. Such as; transferring your attendance to another CIPS event taking place within the next 12 months. Or to move your booking to the same event taking place the following year. 

The transferred booking must be to the same or lesser value. Please be aware there is no refund, if the new booking is of a lower value to the previous booking. If you wish to attend an event at a higher value, you will be required to pay the difference. You may only defer your booking to a Haymarket run event.

You must request your transfer at the earliest opportunity and at least 3 working days before your event date by contacting the Customer Services Team for CIPS Events at: [email protected]  or phone: +61 (0)3 9629 6000

You can also view Haymarket Media Group’s standard Terms and Conditions.