Dear EHEDG Members,
The world has been taken unexpectedly by the spread of the Corona virus which has created a huge problem for people, organisations and businesses around the world, also for EHEDG.
EHEDG has since long been engaged in planning our landmark to take place in Munich from 14 to 15 October 2020, jointly with our annual Plenary Meeting on the day in advance (only for EHEDG Advisory Board members, Executive Committee Members as well as EHEDG Regional & Working Group Chairpersons).
The congress team, led by Dr. Jürgen Hofmann, supported by our office manager Susanne Flenner and our treasurer Piet Steenaard, and many others, have been working for months with the planning of the events, making hotel reservations, congress facility reservations, sponsor engagements as well as with the recruitment of high quality speakers, in order for EHEDG to host a fantastic event. The plan was to organise the largest congress ever in the history of EHEDG. During last weeks, the team has arrived at the conclusion that it would be too risky to proceed with holding this major event in 2020, under the present circumstances and with the uncertainty that will prevail during the weeks or even months to come.
After careful consideration and given the available options, it has been decided that the EHEDG World Congress will be postponed to23 to 24 June 2021 combined with the internal EHEDG Plenary Meeting on 22 June 2021 at the Science Congress Center in Munich-Garching. We kindly ask you to firmly schedule these dates in your calendar. The Plenary Meeting planned for 13 October 2020 is still on, but probably as a web-based meeting. We will keep you informed as soon as more details are known.
On behalf of EHEDG I wish you all a safe and quick recovery from the Corona pandemic and hope to seeing you soon again in good health.