The Investment Migration Forum in Brussels is the latest among more than a dozen conferences and summits that have deemed it necessary to cancel or delay events as a consequence of the pandemic. For the moment, several events planned for March in Russia/CIS and Vietnam appear to be going ahead as scheduled, and some also in China in April. Several conferences in India have also postponed their events by three months or more.
We have updated our Events section to reflect the most recent changes, added new dates where available, and otherwise indicated that precise dates remain TBD where applicable. Please note that scheduled event dates are subject to changes on short notice in the months ahead, so keep a close eye on the event schedule.
In light of the WHO’s classification of the Covid-19 outbreak as a Pandemic on March 11th, the Investment Migration Council, in a statement, writes that “the organizing committee of the Investment Migration Forum has, therefore, taken the decision that the event will be postponed to a later date in October or November 2020.”
CEO of the IMC, Bruno L’ecuyer, said his organization took “the safety of our community very seriously. It would be irresponsible to hold such an important event at a time of such uncertainty,” and added that the organization encouraged its members to “remain vigilant and informed, especially regarding their own health, movements, and potential for exposure. While your city might not be in the center of the epidemic, everything should be done to avoid the further spread of the virus.”
All purchases of passes and sponsorships would be honored, he emphasized, and said a new date would be determined in the coming weeks.