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Welcome to 2021 - SOPAC® 2021 Update

Jan 27, 2021 10:16 AM

As we begin a new year, the IIA-Australia team and I look forward to continuing to support and serve you in 2021.

Further to my update in December 2020, this is to inform you of planning arrangements for SOPAC® 2021.

Recent localised COVID-19 outbreaks over the Christmas/New Year period have caused some concern about SOPAC® 2021. However, with over two months to go, the event is still planned to proceed as a hybrid event. The hybrid format will give attendees the option to attend in person at the Brisbane Convention and Exhibition Centre or virtually from the comfort of their home or office. 

For those attending in person, the Brisbane Convention and Exhibition Centre will operate a Site-Specific COVID-19 Safe Plan approved by Queensland Health. The Plan meets the highest standard of hygiene protocols available in Australia.

Naturally, the IIA-Australia Board is closely monitoring the situation and we will provide you with regular updates as they become available. The health and welfare of members and delegates is our primary concern.

The SOPAC® 2021 program is almost complete and is scheduled for release in the first week of February. In the meantime, if you want to attend in-person, you can take advantage of the pre-conference rate up until 31 January. A pre-conference rate is not available for virtual attendees.

For a draft overview of the program, please view the SOPAC® at a Glance here.