COVID-19/Coronavirus

Update: 09 April 2020

CIPS Breakfast Briefing - Managing Risk in Procurement and Supply goes digital.

In light of restrictions on events due to coronavirus, CIPS and Haymarket Media Group (who deliver events on behalf of the CIPS) are now planning to run CIPS Breakfast Briefing - Managing Risk in Procurement and Supply as an online event from 8:30am-12pm, Thursday 30 April 2020.

If you have already purchased a ticket, you have been automatically registered for online attendance and will receive more details of the virtual Breakfast Briefing, in the coming weeks.

If you are now unable to attend the event you are still able to cancel your registration. For any enquiries, please see our contact us section.

Find out more about CIPS Managing Risk Breakfast Briefing going digital.

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 the UK 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: conferences@haymarket.com or phone: +44 (0)20 8267 0000

Attendees from outside the UK:

If you are travelling to a CIPS event from a region that has been identified as high risk and UK 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: conferences@haymarket.com. 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:  conferences@haymarket.com or phone: +44 (0)20 8267 0000 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: conferences@haymarket.com or phone: +44 (0)20 8267 0000

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