April 1, 2020
The Covid-19 emergency in Italy (as well as in many parts of the words) is foreseen up to the end of July 2020 (at the moment) with severe restrictions to contain/prevent the diffusion of the virus. We have also to consider that the two main airports for Riva participants (Milan Malpensa and Verona) are in the red zone and many countries have restrictions in returning from Italy with no entrance or quarantine.
The possibility to move Riva 2020 later in the same year (October-November 2020) is not safe enough because nobody can predict the situation in EU and outside EU in the next short period for traveling and gathering people like in Riva with 750-800 participants.
Considering that our first goal is the safety of our separation scientist community, the Organizing Committee of 44th ISCC and 17th GCxGC has taken the difficult decision to cancel the event we all love.
The conference secretariat will provide reimbursement for the already paid conference fee. Refunds will be issued in the order in which registration payments were received. Please allow at least 30 days for us to process your refund.
For those who booked hotels through our official agency (Rivatour), the in-house travel agency of the Congress Centre (Fierecongressi), please contact them (firstname.lastname@example.org
) for cancelling your hotel.
Chairman Riva 2020
March 16, 2020
As you may know, European Countries are on high alert due to the diffusion of the coronavirus (COVID-19).
Considering that our first goal is the safety of our separation scientist community, the Organizing Committee of 44th ISCC and 17th GCxGC is continuously following the most recent updates of the situation worldwide.
Among EU Countries, Italy is now the most affected, and Italian Authorities are taking all the necessary restrictions to contain and prevent the trasmission of the desease.
As of today, and based on the most up-to-date information, there is no specific recommendation from the authorities that would lead us to cancel RIVA 2020, to be held on May 24-29, 2020, in Riva del Garda.
Decisions may evolve with the temporary regulations given by national and international authorities regarding gatherings of people and organization of events in the coming weeks.
We invite you to follow us on LinkedIn and check the ISCC & GCxGC website for real-time updates.
The ISCC & GCxGC Organizing Committee will strictly follow the recommendations of public health authorities such as the World Health Organisation (WHO) and national Ministries. For such a reason, lecturers, course instructors, poster presenters, and, in general, all partecipants, are welcome and encouraged to continue to plan to attend the meeting. Rest assured that we will take all the necessary safety precautions and pay the maximum attention and care to keep all participants at a minimal risk level by providing all the necessary hygiene measures throughout the entire conference.
Please contact us for any type of information you may require. We will provide immediate updates as new information becomes available.