As coronavirus cases continue to rise in the UK, and across the world, the health and safety of our delegates is RLI's top priority. The impact of the COVID-19 pandemic has rapidly escalated and bearing in mind that the majority of our event attendees are international, whose companies have put a moratorium on travel, we have reluctantly decided to postpone both RLI Connect and the Global RLI Awards and we are currently evaluating potential new dates and alternatives for later in the year. We appreciate your patience as we manage this situation, and will immediately communicate with you once we have finalised new plans.

We have been constantly monitoring the situation and had hoped it would improve. It is extremely unfortunate that we have to postpone the event as I know how important it is to bring the world of retail and leisure together under one roof to connect and explore those deals especially in these challenging times, however the implications on people's health far outweigh the benefits but rest assured RLI will be back in the Autumn to bring you the ultimate platform to connect, explore and develop business globally.