UPU World Leaders Forum goes virtual for truly global postal discussion

Berne, 12 August. Following the decision to postpone the Parcel and Post Expo 2020 in Vienna, Austria, due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Universal Postal Union (UPU) and its partner UKi Media and Events have decided to turn the UPU World Leaders Forum into a virtual event.

“Although disappointed that the UPU World Leaders Forum will not take place this year, we intend to use the virtual event to deepen the conversation and stimulate a truly global discussion on posts,” said David Dadge, Programme Manager, Communication and Events Programme, UPU. 
To be held on 12 October, the World Leaders Forum offers a mix of pre-recorded sessions and “live” sessions by top speakers to generate discussion and debate. Participants have an opportunity to join in the conversation and UPU will use the event to show case its postal technology innovations.
“Virtual delivery of the Parcel and Post Expo Conference will enable us to work with UPU to put on content which will be delivered ‘live’ and subsequently accessible later for on-demand viewing. While no substitute for the real thing, we will be incorporating high visibility options for sponsorship including advertising and commercial breaks to give visibility to some of the new technologies that would have been on show in Vienna,” said, Tony Robinson the CEO of UKi Media and Events.   
The high profile event forms part of an overall virtual programme by UKi Media and Events running from 12-15 October, retaining much of Vienna’s original programme. Further announcements on the programme, the virtual platform to be used and access will be made closer to the event.
The Universal Postal Union is a UN specialized agency with its headquarters in the Swiss capital Berne. Established in 1874, it is one of the world’s oldest international organizations and is the primary forum for cooperation between postal sector players.
For further information, please contact:

David Dadge
Manager, Communication and Events Programme
Universal Postal Union (UPU)
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