With the health, safety and wellbeing of our staff, signatories, speakers and delegates our primary concern, and in light of the continuing impact of COVID-19, we have taken the difficult decision to postpone the next PRI in Person conference, originally due to be held in Tokyo this October, until 14-16 September 2021.
We have been monitoring the risks posed by COVID-19 closely for several months, and it is clear that it will take some time for the world to return to normal. The majority of us are currently subject to travel restrictions and social distancing measures, and it would not be responsible to ask anyone to commit to international travel or conference attendance under these unprecedented circumstances.
We are still very excited about Tokyo as a location for the next PRI in Person and we are looking forward to hosting an informative, impactful event there in 2021. We plan to open registrations early in the new year and will share further details in due course.
In the meantime, we will continue to pursue our commitment to convening and educating responsible investors. To ensure that signatories still have plenty of opportunity to hear the latest insights from the PRI, leading investors, corporates and policymakers, we are expanding our calendar of webinars and podcasts. We are also planning some larger-scale virtual events for the second half of 2020.
We would like to thank you for your continued support. As always, our thoughts are with those who have been personally affected by COVID-19.