Women in Agribusiness event is now scheduled to take place in July in Paris.
O’Shaughnessy conferred with sponsors, speakers and attendees, as well as reviewing recommendations from the World Health Organization, before announcing the postponement.
The Women in Agribusiness Summit Europe, which was scheduled to take place in the month of March in Paris, has been postponed due to the global coronavirus outbreak. It is now scheduled to take place July 2-3 at the Les Salons Hoche in Paris.
Joy O’Shaughnessy, chief operating officer for HighQuest Group (parent company of Women in Agribusiness) and event director for Women in Agribusiness initiatives, explained that while the decision was a difficult one to make, “due to an abundance of caution and concern for the welfare of all of our event participants in regard to the threat of the coronavirus, we felt it was best to postpone the event.”
“What makes us different is that the Women in Agribusiness team supports women in the ag and food industry 365 days a year. While we do host a large annual event that is known for exceptional content and networking, we also support women-owned businesses, publish a quarterly magazine, post job opportunities, give scholarships to young women, host local networking Meet Ups in over 15 cities, provide leadership training and more,” said Joy O’Shaughnessy, event director and chief operating officer of HighQuest Group, the parent company of Women in Agribusiness. “Our events are tailored to the needs that are voiced by our women in agribusiness community, as well as the companies that want to support them.”