Geospatial World Forum 2020 Cancelled Due to COVID-19
In recognition of the growing health risks worldwide posed by the Coronavirus disease (COVID-19), it is with great regret that we inform you that Geospatial Media has decided to cancel Geospatial World Forum (GWF). Our most premier conference was originally scheduled from 7-9 April 2020 in Amsterdam, The Netherlands. Although there is no travel restriction currently in place in The Netherlands, but with rising cases each day we feel that it would not be responsible of us to proceed with the conference at this time. Additionally, many of our participants across the world are facing travel restrictions imposed by governments and companies to prepare for the outbreak. In the last few days, many of our sponsors, exhibitors, speakers and participants have expressed their dismay and disappointment at not being able to join GWF. That was either due to imposed travel restrictions or health concerns. The challenges posed by the spread of this novel virus is becoming apparent and multiplying each day. What is worrisome is, in the words of WHO chief, we are “operating in an uncharted territory”, and don’t have an idea of how severe it could be in the coming times – be it in health or economic terms.
We understand many of you were looking forward to participating in GWF. However, the health and safety of our speakers, sponsors, exhibitors, delegates and colleagues is our top most priority at the moment. We believe that, given the current situation, cancelling the event is for the overall benefit of all parties involved.
We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause to our participants and partners. It has been a very difficult decision for us. We would like to thank all our partners, sponsors, exhibitors and participants. They have been working very hard on this conference over the past few months. Having invested a great deal of time and resources, we are genuinely disappointed not to be able to host GWF as scheduled.
Geospatial Media stands committed to serving its stakeholders with quality content and networking opportunities. We hope we are able to have your active participation in our future endeavors. We will keep you posted on dates of GWF 2021.
Our sympathies at this time are with those affected in China, Italy and all around the world.