20th WCNDT 2020
The Organizing Committee of 20th WCNDT 2020 had made a difficult decision earlier in April, 2020 to postpone the conference to May 31-June 4, 2021 in the hope that the pandemic situation may improve. However, since we can no longer assure the safety of in-person conference attendees for the previously postponed dates, the Organizing Committee of 20th WCNDT 2020 has decided to reschedule the Conference as follows. We are not considering a virtual format as an option for 20th WCNDT and the health and safety of everyone participating in the Conference shall be the top priority. We deeply regret any inconvenience caused by the change of dates for the second time. However, the Organizing Committee of 20th WCNDT 2020 strongly believes that a postponement to the year 2022 would ensure a most fruitful and successful conference program while allowing as many delegates as possible to attend from around the world.
Most importantly, all paid registrations, already accepted abstracts, contracts for exhibition and sponsorship will remain valid for the new dates. The “Important Dates” have been updated in accordance with the new conference dates so that the additional submission of abstracts becomes possible. In the meanwhile, if you would like to find out a few important facts about 20th WCNDT 2020 quickly, you may also check with the Frequently Asked Questions attached below.
We are so much grateful to our speakers, sponsors, exhibitors, and all other participants for their generous understanding and patience about this unprecedented situation. Hopefully, this postponement shall be the last one but the challenges with safety and the availability of travel worldwide will be all subjected to the developing situation regarding the COVID-19.
We would like to cordially ask for your continued interest and participation in 20th WCNDT 2020 and look forward to seeing you all in February 2022.
- ▶ Registration
I cannot attend 20th WCNDT 2020 on the new dates, what should I do?
Regardless of the postponement of 20th WCNDT 2020, the eligibility and benefits of registered participants remain unchanged. If a participant is unable to attend on the new conference dates, the slot may be transferred to a colleague. Moreover, a refund is possible (excluding bank transfer fees and administration charges) if it is required because of inevitable circumstances, such as international travel restrictions or conflicts with pre-existing schedules.
To request a refund, please contact the secretariat via e-mail (email@example.com) no later than March 31, 2021. Please be advised that no requests for extension beyond the refund deadline can be taken account. The refund will be made by the end of April 2021. Failure to submit the refund request before the deadline will be considered as consent to retain the participant’s slot. Participants who have received a refund but decide to re-register must pay the full registration fee.
The deadline for early-bird registration for a reduced fee has been extended to September 30, 2021. More details about the registration will be announced as soon as the online registration system is activated.
Is my abstract still eligible to present on rescheduled conference dates?
All previously accepted abstracts, which are already registered for 20th WCNDT 2020, will be offered the opportunity to be presented in the same format as currently confirmed at the rescheduled Conference. Please note that if you wish to withdraw your abstract(s) or cancel your presentation, however, you should notify the conference secretariat via e-mail (firstname.lastname@example.org) to request the cancellation of your abstract submission.
- ▶ Exhibition/Sponsorship
What is the refund policy for exhibition and sponsorship fees?
Regardless of the postponement of 20th WCNDT 2020, the eligibility and benefits of contracted exhibitors and sponsors remain unchanged. A refund shall not be allowed, according to the terms of agreement and the regulation of 20th WCNDT 2020Will the exhibition hall be changed?
No, the exhibition hall is the same as before: Songdo Convensia, Incheon. The layout and booth number will remain the same.What about the personal information for free conference registration that exhibitors have submitted/registered in advance?
Unless your company cancels the contract for the booth, the benefits for exhibitors will remain the same. If you wish to change the participants’ information, you can directly amend it after logging in to the “Exhibitor Zone”.Will 20th WCNDT 2020 official partners of the exhibition hall be changed?
Fortunately, the pre-designated partners at Songdo Convensia will remain the same.
- ▶ Others
When will the official website of 20th WCNDT 2020 be fully updated and re-opened?
We will revise the contents and re-open it within a month.
Upon opening, we will notify all the participants.
Songdo Convensia is located in Incheon, an international city directly adjacent to Seoul.
Songdo Convensia has all the necessary elements of a world-class convention destination, including easy accessibility from Incheon International Airport, adequate tourism resources, high-quality hotels(5star, Walkable) and restaurants and the existence of an active support network consisting of both public and private organizations.
The newly expanded Songdo Convensia two years ago is composed of a state-of-the-art ubiquitous system, making it an ideal place for exhibitions and conferences. This is definitely a better place.
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