Covid-19: iCC and CiA

There are daily new developments in the global coronavirus outbreak. On March 9 the Italian government decreed that everyone should stay at home, for example. This has also consequences for CiA.

The CiA management has decided to postpone the international CAN Conference (iCC) 2020. No new date has been scheduled yet. Additionally, the CiA general assembly is delayed. Originally, it was scheduled for March 16.

All CiA Interest Group (IG) and Special Interest Group (SIG) face-to-face meetings will be scheduled as Zoom online meetings. Also the in April scheduled CiA seminars will be suspended.

CiA observes permanently the WHO (World Health Organization) recommendations and those of the German Health Ministry. CiA cares on its members, customers, and employees meaning not risking the health unnecessarily. “The situation with regard to the coronavirus, the accompanying counter measures and travel restrictions, have become increasingly acute, since the end of last week. Because of this, several iCC speakers and attendees had to withdraw their participation,” explained Reiner Zitzmann, CiA’s Central Executive Officer.

The iCC proceedings are available in electronic format. They will be distributed to the registered participants. Additionally, interested parties can purchase them from CiA office in Nuremberg. They contain all 22 papers plus the keynote by Carsten Schanze (Volkswagen).

CiA Managing Director, Holger Zeltwanger, said: “We will re-schedule the CiA General Assembly as soon as possible depending on the development of the Covid-19 disease.”