Coronavirus: Ecosummit Berlin 2020 postponed
18 March 2020 – The once-in-a-century pandemic COVID-19 changes the world and we postpone Ecosummit Berlin 2020
The global coronavirus pandemic grows exponentially and has already completely changed our economy and way of life. Bill Gates saw it coming: “COVID-19 has started to behave a lot like the once-in-a-century pathogen we’ve been worried about. I hope it’s not that bad, but we should assume that it will be until we know otherwise.” Governments all over the world have taken actions to flatten the epidemic curve of new infections and protect their citizens. Social distancing is key while vaccine development is being accelerated (CEPI, Moderna, BioNTech, CureVac). European and national borders have been closed, public events are forbidden, curfews are declared in Italy, Spain and France and other countries may follow suit. Nobody knows how long the lockdown will continue and what other restrictions and hardships we will experience. But it is now clear that Ecosummit Berlin 2020 is postponed to 2021. Setting the new date is an ongoing process and we’ll announce our rescheduled physical Ecosummit Berlin when the time is right.
Please keep our original date 6-7 May 2020 open for virtual event activities. While we don’t know yet when we can meet physically again for a cool event in Berlin we’ll soon start to connect our sponsors, speakers and participants – startups, corporates and investors – by email and video. We wish you all good health and endurance for the next months as they will be an incredible challenge for all of us. Thanks a lot for your support and understanding. We have a job to do to create a better future!
7 March 2020 – The COVID-19 outbreak makes us think about postponing Ecosummit Berlin 2020
As of today, we execute Ecosummit Berlin as planned on 6-7 May 2020 at Radialsystem. Ecosummit is a relatively small conference with 300-400 participants most of which we know personally. We’re aware that many corporates adopted a policy of reduced business travel due to the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak. At the same time, we hope that the situation gets back to normal in April. If we come to the conclusion that a significant number of participants won’t be able to join us in May as a result of ongoing travel restrictions, we would postpone our physical Ecosummit to autumn and run a virtual Ecosummit on 6 May 2020. However, we haven’t taken any decision yet to postpone Ecosummit. We monitor closely the impact of the coronavirus on the event industry and keep you updated on this website and in our newsletter. Thanks a lot for your support and understanding.
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