The present pandemic situation affecting different countries and regions around the globe is creating logistical difficulties to bring ISTMA community together in 2020 and host its annual General Assembly. Previously announced dates and locations have to be cancelled and the possibility of holding a regular meeting is no longer prudent or feasible given the present risk to the personal welfare of delegates.
After careful consideration, ISTMA Board of Directors have decided to proceed with the holding of a virtual General Assembly meeting, using a video conference platform and utilizing the services of professional conference organizers to enhance the experience. Timing has now been finalised with the meeting scheduled for 30th June 2020.
In addition to the regular business requirement, new planned activities for ISTMA will be announced and new Global Partners will introduce themselves to the members. In consideration of the current international situation and in the knowledge that our industry will be required to play a key role in the creation of shorter supply lines, Dr. Harry Teifel will also be a keynote speaker about this subject and motivate its consequent interactive discussion.