BSBF2020 ILO Newsletter #12 - Refund of fees in case of cancellation or postponement

Dear Industry Liaison Officers, Purchasing Advisers and similar,

In the midst of the current health crisis, we already informed you in Newsletter #11 that preparation for BSBF2020 in October in Granada continues in the understanding that the situation in Europe will stabilise in order to host the event on the planned date. In a probable context of post-coronavirus economic downfall in Europe it is our mission and even obligation to sustain business opportunities and in particular in the realm of science industry, so we ask you for your proactive support for the event. 

Nevertheless, we have updated our legal terms both for new registrees and for parties which have already performed payment. In case of cancellation or postponement of the event by the organisation, all fees will be reimbursed. We stress again that this is not the current or foreseen scenario. We have only taken this decision for industry to minimise risks when registering to the congress. We ask you to inform your national industries (see news here).

Reminder of the new deadlines:

  1. Early-bird registration deadline: deadline extended to 30 June.
  2. Technology transfer proposals submission deadline: extended to 30 June
  3. Call for affiliated Big Science Organisations: extended to 30 April

Let’s continue to work together to showcase how Big Science can be an opportunity in times of economic uncertainties!


BSBF2020 Secretariat


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