Postponing of World Tunnel Congress WTC2020 due coronavirus

After considering various possibilities, the development of the Coronavirus (Covid-19) in Asia-Pacific and also in other parts of the world , the WTC 2020 Organizing Committee, in cooperation with ITA have decided to postpone the date of the WTC2020 and associated events from15-21 May, 2020 to 11-17 September, 2020.

Here is the statement organizers published:

” The health and safety of our colleagues is of the utmost importance to the ITA and IEM (the Malaysian Tunnelling Technical Group – ITA Member Nation in Malaysia).

The WTC2020 Organizing Committee, in cooperation with ITA, Sponsors, Exhibitors, lecturers, reviewers, ITA Member Nations, ITA Working Groups and Committees have been working hard during the last 3 years to bring every-body a successful World Tunnel Congress.

After considering various possibilities, the development of the Coronavirus (Covid19) in Asia-Pacific and also in other parts of the world leads us to shift the date of the WTC2020 and associated events from15-21 May, 2020 to 11-17 September, 2020.

lndeed, it is not possible at the moment to predict the evolution of this virus and many people could have been forced not to be able to participate. On the other hand, for the time being the World Health Organization recommends limiting mass gatherings.

We know that, for some of you, this change of date may not be ideal; however, it seemed to us the best solution to be able to organize this major event for the entire tunnelling industry.

The congress venue has been secured for this change to September 2020 and the WTC2020 Organizing Committee is working with the hotels and all associated venues to make all the necessary changes accordingly. We will communicate with all to make these changes as smooth as possible.

If you need specific documents, notably to change your flights and hotel booking, we will do our best to provide you with the requested documents.”

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