Industry conferences Inside ETFs and WealthStack are being postponed until June 2022 to put some distance between the events and the recent delta variant of Covid-19.
The conferences, which were scheduled to take place Sept. 27-29, will now be combined with Wealth Management Edge, which was scheduled for February 2022, according to an internal memo seen by InvestmentNews. The three events will merge and take place in June 2022.
Inside ETFs, WealthStack and Wealth Management Edge were set to take place in Hollywood, Florida.
“This wasn’t an easy decision — especially when we had such an amazing group of registrants, speakers and sponsors lined up — but we believe it is the right one,” said Mark Bruno, managing director of wealth management at Informa. “Our community’s health and safety will always come first, and unfortunately the risks associated with hosting a large-scale event in Florida due to Covid-19 right now are too high. We look forward to safely gathering in-person again soon.”
While a June date is still tentative, the company is expected to share more details and specific dates for the rescheduled events within the next 30 days, according to a spokesperson.
As Covid-19 vaccines were being distributed across the country, hopes grew that members of the industry could again meet face-to-face. But the continuing concerns about coronavirus transmission have forced some groups to make the decision to postpone.
Marketing platform Snappy Kraken announced Thursday that it has pushed back its Jolt Conference. Likewise, Technology Tools for Today president Joel Bruckenstein made the decision to postpone the annual T3 Advisor Conference until next year, and FPA pulled the plug on its annual conference.
Others, such as the National Association of Personal Financial Advisors’ fall national conference, the Morningstar Investment Conference, Insider’s Forum and Riskalyze’s 2021 Fearless Investing Summit, are still set to occur as in-person events this fall.
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