gasworld postpones Clean Energies 2.0 event out of duty of care for delegates.
With flights and logistics impacted, millions of people across North America told to stay indoors amidst air quality concerns, and smoke from Canadian wildfires continuing to drift south, gasworld has postponed its Clean Energies 2.0 conference in New Jersey.
Set to take place from 13-15 June at The Westin Jersey City Newport, the event was just days away and set to tackle the big questions facing the industrial gases business and its role in the energy transition.
With what Canadian officials describe as potentially the nation’s worst wildfires season ever, however, the US East Coast in particular has been plunged into chaos with business, sport, community and health all affected by the smoke that has engulfed the region.
Health and safety and its duty of care to all delegates, as well as its own team, are gasworld’s primary concern and reasons for postponing the Clean Energies 2.0 event.
The US National Weather Service has been issuing air quality alerts for almost the entire Atlantic seaboard over the last 48 hours and an Air Quality Health Advisory in place until 11:59pm on Friday 6/9 describes the ‘significantly impacted air quality in NYC and the Northeast’.
In some areas, and notably the area in which gasworld’s event was due to take place, the air quality index over recent days has measured well over 300, considered ‘hazardous’ to human health.
Given this hazard and the uncertainty of whether the prevailing weather systems will continue to send smoke into the US East Coast in the days ahead, gasworld has regretfully decided to postpone the conference in the safe interests of all speakers, sponsors, delegates and staff in attendance.
Further still, gasworld acknowledges the uncertainty surrounding air travel and the ability of its delegates to reach New Jersey for the event, with thousands of flights already delayed across the East Coast and surrounding areas due to poor visibility and the likely threat of ongoing disruption.
For all enquiries related to the Clean Energies 2.0 event and this postponement, contact [email protected] or call +44 1872 225031.