Due to concerns over the current Covid-19 outbreak, we have decided to postpone the NOVIS Conference in Breda, The Netherlands, which was originally planned on the 23rd and 24th of March 2020 to a date to be determined.
Covid-19 is a growing global public health threat that is having ramifications across the world. Protecting the health and well-being of our members, partners and staff is of paramount importance.
The decision to cancel the NOVIS Congress, open to travellers from across Europe, was made out of the abundance of caution and the latest data available regarding the transmission of Covid-19.
We are planning a new NOVIS Congress, and we’ll communicate the new date as soon as possible.
Monitoring the developments of respective governments and local health authorities, NOVIS partners remains fully supportive of any preventative measures taken in the interests of the overall public health.
Henceforth, we will respect the instructions provided by the authorities and health organisations and with being an international event, it is in the best interest of everyone to postpone the event to another date, as we must take every action and follow health authorities’ guidelines to stop, contain, control, delay and reduce the impact of this virus at every given opportunity.
We are saddened to announce this news, with recognising that the timing of this decision can lead to inconveniences for attendees, but safety has to remain our utmost priority.
If you have already purchased flight tickets and booked an accommodation, please proceed as soon as possible to cancel them and ask for a refund due to force majeure, in accordance with the provisions from the European Commission (https://ec.europa.eu/info/live-work-travel-eu/health/coronavirus-response/mobility_en). If fees will apply, please inform us and we will ask to the European Commission to apply a refund. Please consider that it is not possible to give on this a general rule, because a case by case check will be applied.
We thank you for your understanding and co-operation at this time and we hope to see you at our new NOVIS Congress date.