World Foundry Organization Postpones World Foundry Summit in New York
The following message from World Foundry Organization General Secretary Andrew Turner was published on March 18, 2020.
“Due to concerns and global disruptions caused by the rapidly evolving Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, the World Foundry Organization (WFO) has made the difficult decision to postpone the World Foundry Summit, due to be held in New York (USA) on May 18-19, 2020. The decision has not been taken lightly and is made in light of the strict advice and guidance from governments around the world, including both sides of the Atlantic amid the emergence of imposed travel restrictions that threaten to be in effect for some time.
The World Foundry Summit is an important component of the WFO’s commitment to disseminate information amongst member countries and to the wider industrial landscape. However, the health and safety of individuals is always a priority and the WFO accepts its responsibility to act accordingly.
The event has attracted high caliber speakers and a significant level of industry involvement with regards to delegate registrations and support from our sponsoring companies. The WFO is appreciative of such a positive response to the event and will endeavour to carry that momentum forward once we are able to confirm a new date. We recognize that the current restrictions will be removed at some point in the future but we acknowledge that the priority for delegates and our industry will then in the short to medium term be to recover from the effects of the Coronavirus.
We will keep your registration live on our system so that as soon as we have a new date agreed, hopefully in 2021, we can inform you and guarantee your place at this premium event for the global cast metals industry.
We thank you for your support and understanding, and we look forward to welcoming you to the prestigious World Foundry Summit once the Coronavirus threat has subsided.”