The International Federation of Agricultural Journalists (IFAJ) 2020 Congress scheduled for June 24-28 in Denmark has been cancelled due to coronavirus.
The decision also applies to the pre-congress in Copenhagen/Zealand and the two post-congresses on Funen and the Faroe Islands. Everyone who has signed up will get a full refund, and so will all sponsors.
We are naturally very sorry that we have had to make the decision to cancel the congress. However, in light of how quickly the corona epidemic is escalating, and the resulting travel restrictions all over the world, we consider it impossible to hold the congress as planned in June. A possible postponement to a later date would entail much uncertainty with relation to disease risk, the programme, and the number of participants.
IFAJ president Owen Roberts says the presidium fully supports the decision and thanked the Danish guild for its hard work. “The Danish congress has been one of the best planned congresses ever, and that fact will not change,” says Roberts. “Future congresses will benefit from the Danish organizing committee’s insight and from the meticulous, upbeat approach it took to promote and support its congress.”
An announcement will be made shortly about next steps, including presidium elections, new member guilds, recommendations from the Vision 2025 committee, and other matters that will keep IFAJ moving forward.