Each year, we look forward to hosting our customers, partners and employees from the US, UK and Canada at iPipeline’s Connections conference to get your feedback, unveil the latest product and platform innovations, talk about the future of the insurance industry as well as changing consumer expectations. Connections provides inspiration to the insurance industry every year, and we believe has become one of the most important conferences in the industry.
For several weeks, we have monitored the situation around COVID-19, the Coronavirus. Given the need to protect the health and well-being of iPipeline Connections attendees, we have decided to cancel the conference scheduled from March 15-17 to ensure individuals are kept as safe as possible.
Unfortunately, there are a lot of unknowns about this virus and its potential impact. I just got back from the ACLI meeting in Las Vegas yesterday. It was business as usual, but things seem to be changing rapidly and we do not wish to have anyone take unnecessary risks. We just think it is prudent to be cautious currently and hope this turns out to be nothing.
My fellow Pipers and I look forward to getting to see you each year at this annual conference and are saddened by the current situation and this outcome. An incredible amount of preparation has gone into making this a great event, and I want to personally thank all the employees, customers, sponsors and guest speakers for their efforts.
We are evaluating the possibility of providing some of the content in an online format and will have more information on that shortly. I hope everyone stays safe, and I want to thank you for your understanding.
All my best,
Larry Berran, CEO