2020 CEESA Conference Cancellation

March 12, 2020

Dear CEESA Conference Participants, Exhibitors, Sponsors, and Speakers,
 
It is with a heavy heart that we have to inform you that the CEESA leadership has reached a difficult decision to cancel the 2020 CEESA Conference in Helsinki, scheduled for March 18-21, 2020, and all programs and events associated with it. 
 
This came as the result of the latest updates on the development of the COVID-19 situation and special measures introduced by a number of countries and authorities in the last 24 hours:
 
  • the World Health Organization declaring a pandemic,
  • the City of Helsinki cancelling international visits,
  • school closures and travel restrictions in an increasingly large number of countries affecting our attendees,
  • travel ban from mainland Europe to the USA taking effect from Friday.
 
We are working with Scandic Grand Marina on the terms and details of the cancellation in this situation that we consider to be force majeure
 
You will receive an update on processing refunds at the earliest possible time.
 
We wish to thank you for your continued support in trying to deliver the program of the 2020 CEESA Conference that we were proud of. 
 
We regret any inconvenience you might face over this decision. It is our firm belief that this is in the best interest of everyone involved. 
 
CEESA’s priority, as always, is the welfare and wellbeing of our members, colleagues and guests. 
 
Kind regards,
 
Kathryn Stetson,
Executive Director of CEESA