BVL turns the International Supply Chain Conference into a purely digital event
Bremen. The International Supply Chain Conference, scheduled to take place in Berlin from Wednesday to Friday next week, will this year be held as a digital-only event. This was decided this morning by the Steering Committee, the Board and the management of BVL in light of the increasingly concerning corona situation.
In view of their responsibility for the health of all those involved, the top-level bodies of BVL have decided to cancel the on-site event in Berlin following in-depth deliberations. The major part of the conference content will be offered in a purely digital format in the coming week, with further content elements to follow in the form of webinars. The exhibition and the networking events have been cancelled completely.
“When we drew up the original plans to stage the conference as a mix of analogue and digital event, we wanted to send a signal of courage and optimism, and to provide the decision-makers in logistics and supply chain management with a platform for face-to-face exchange and interaction in this difficult year”, said Prof. Thomas Wimmer, Chairman of the BVL Board. The number of bookings up to the past weekend showed that BVL had made the right decision, and the association had not only drawn up an attractive programme but also put in place a comprehensive hygiene concept. In recent days, however, the association registered the growing uncertainty among participants, exhibitors and sponsors as well as among some of the service providers who would have provided their support during the conference.
“Many people are concerned about the trend in new corona cases, and the situation today is therefore totally different from that in the summer, when the main bodies of BVL decided to stage the conference from October 21-23, 2020 as a “hybrid” event with a high percentage of on-site attendees in Berlin”, said Wimmer. It is with great regret that the Board and the management of BVL have decided to cancel the face-to-face event. They would like to thank all exhibitors, sponsors and attendees who had planned to participate in the Berlin conference. BVL will shortly contact all affected partners and customers directly.
The digital Conference will offer no translation, all presentations are streamed in their original language which is English for some, German for most of them. For registration, please visit the German Website >>