Important: planned industrial action during our European User Meeting next week

An important message for attendees of next week’s European User Meeting.

Unfortunately there is rail strike action planned on the 21st and 23rd June, which we know will impact travel options for some of you.

After some careful consideration, we have made the decision to continue with the event on the 22nd with a revised start time of 11am to allow more flexibility for travel on the morning of the event. You can see the revised schedule here.

We know that some of you will now be unable to attend, and we’re very disappointed that we’ll miss seeing you. We will schedule a virtual user event a little later in the year to ensure you’re kept up to date, and can also provide a copy of slides from the day upon request. We’re also more than happy to arrange on-site visits to those of you back on campus, and of course, you are always welcome to visit us in the Farringdon office, please do get in touch if you’d like to arrange either option.

As the event will no doubt now be a smaller gathering than planned, we ask that you please take the time to check your travel options and then reconfirm your attendance so that we can adjust the event accordingly to best fit our numbers.

For those of you who wish to arrive at the venue at the originally-planned time of 9:30am, we will be present on-site with welcome tea and coffee and are able to offer ad-hoc meeting and mingling time until the main sessions kick off.

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