The International Publishers Association (IPA) and the Norwegian Publishers Association (NPA) have taken the difficult decision to cancel the 33rd International Publishers Congress which was scheduled to be held in Lillehammer, Norway, from 28-30 May 2020.
The climate of uncertainty caused by the COVID-19 pandemic makes it impossible to proceed with the Congress as scheduled. Apart from serious questions of maintaining personal health and safety, both IPA and NPA wish to provide short-term certainty to speakers, delegates and Congress partners.
The IPA and NPA are aware that this decision will raise many practical questions for speakers and delegates who will be contacted as soon as possible.
José Borghino, Secretary General, International Publishers Association
Kristenn Einarsson, Managing Director, Norwegian Publishers Association