The Chemicals Forum Association and Messukeskus Helsinki have decided to postpone the 2020 Helsinki Chemicals Forum conference to next year. This decision was taken due to current COVID-19 pandemic, which forces all countries around the world – including Finland – to take emergency measures to avoid human contact which adversely affect international traveling and conferencing.
The full programme of and registration for the Helsinki Chemicals Forum conference of 4-5 June was published in February. However, over the past month the current health crisis moved from Asia to Europe and the rest of the world, so that the World Health Organisation declared COVID-19 a pandemic and called on all countries to adopt measures that would prevent or slow down viral transmission. All developed countries have in the meantime adopted such measures which are regularly made more stringent and covering a longer time span. There is at this stage no clarity when non-essential traveling for international conferences will again be accepted.
In this very exceptional and uncertain situation, the Chemicals Forum Association and Messukeskus Helsinki have decided to postpone Helsinki Chemicals Forum 2020 to next year, even if there is no obligation at this point in time to do so. Those that already registered will be individually contacted.
“The personal safety of all participants is of primary importance to us. We are sorry for our customers and we thank all our international partners for the work done up to this point for the Helsinki Chemicals Forum 2020 conference and on whom we count for next year conference” says Geert Dancet, Secretary General of Helsinki Chemicals Forum.
The available Helsinki Chemicals Forum 2020 programme will inspire the next conference and its programme will be published before the end of the year on the webpage www.helsinkicf.eu.
Geert Dancet, Secretary General, tel.: +32 468 300787, firstname.lastname@example.org
Tarja Gordienko, Communications Manager, tel.: +358 50 584 7262, email@example.com