Greeting from India Finance Conference (IFC) 2020 and India Finance Association (IFA).
At the outset, we hope that you and your family and friends are safe and healthy in these trying times.
We thank you for your submission to the 10th India Finance Conference scheduled for December 18 – 20, 2020.
The Organizing Committee of IFC 2020 and Executive Committee of IFA have been constantly deliberating on the ways to ensure that the IFC 2020 is safe for all its participants. This is particularly more important given that this would be the 10th year of IFC and therefore the celebrations would also have to be commensurate with the milestone.
The Organizing Committee of IFC 2020 and the Executive Committee of IFA again met on Saturday, September 12, 2020 to review the situation in light of the increasing Covid 19 cases all across India. The three agenda points at the meeting were:
Running the conference in the “business as usual” mode was ruled out given the challenges of increasing Covid 19 cases across the country and lack of safe travel and stay facilities. The idea of an online conference was also considered, but with IFC being more than just a conference – it is a platform to allow professional and personal networks to develop, friendships forged and an overall development of the space is achieved, it was felt the objectives would not be fulfilled in an online mode and hence that option was not accepted.
Keeping all the information available at this point as well as the need to inform all participants about the conference at the earliest, the Organizing Committee of IFC 2020 and the Executive Committee of IFA have had to take the painful and unpleasant decision to postpone IFC 2020 to December 2021, in particular between December 20 – 22, 2021 with the pre – conference tutorials being on December 19, 2021.
Meanwhile, given that this would have been the 10th year of the IFC, we do want to have a celebration, albeit an online celebration. In that context, we are planning a one day online event with a few invited speakers and an industry based panel discussion on December 18, 2020. We would like to cordially invite you to the same – the registration link for the same will be shared with you closer to the date of the event.
We are extremely thankful to you for you continued support to IFC over the years and am sure that in 2021 we shall all be able to meet in person to celebrate the spirit of IFC once again in a safer environment.