Apparently Sapphire in May has been cancelled to be replaced by a series of more local to each country market events. I have a few thoughts on this.
Firstly from a “green” point of view taking the message to the masses rather than the masses to the message is actually a far more responsible way of working.
Secondly smaller gatherings may encourage a two way dialogue which can sadly be lacking at these mega events.
Finally this decision would be wise given the travel restrictions which are being placed on staff at many companies. A local car journey (in Europe) will be tolerated but the cost of overnight stays accompanied with flight costs may well preclude attendees.
Overall this is (probably) a wise change.