The Covid-19 emergency in Italy (as well as in many parts of the words) is foreseen up to the end of July 2020 (at the moment) with severe restrictions to contain/prevent the diffusion of the virus. We have also to consider that the two main airports for Riva participants (Milan Malpensa and Verona) are in the red zone and many countries have restrictions in returning from Italy with no entrance or quarantine.
The possibility to move Riva 2020 later in the same year (October-November 2020) is not safe enough because nobody can predict the situation in EU and outside EU in the next short period for traveling and gathering people like in Riva with 750-800 participants.
Considering that our first goal is the safety of our separation scientist community, the Organizing Committee of 44th ISCC and 17th GCxGC has taken the difficult decision to cancel the event we all love.
The conference secretariat will provide reimbursement for the already paid conference fee. Refunds will be issued in the order in which registration payments were received. Please allow at least 30 days for us to process your refund.
For those who booked hotels through our official agency (Rivatour), the in-house travel agency of the Congress Centre (Fierecongressi), please contact them (firstname.lastname@example.org) for cancelling your hotel.
Furher information will be updated on the conference website: www.chromaleont.it/iscc and social networks
Luigi Mondello, Chairman Riva 2020