A recent press release from WAN-IFRA said, “As an industry, we need to urgently meet to discuss the COVID-19 crisis and its devastating impact on our businesses. But it would have been inconceivable to hold this exchange safely in June at the scheduled World News Media Congress.
“As our primary concern and responsibility is the health and safety of our delegates, speakers and partners, we have opted to postpone the event to the new dates of 17 to 19 September 2020, in Zaragoza. In the meantime, we will be hosting virtual meetings online to ensure the industry’s concerns are heard and where possible, acted on. Solidarity in action is more important than ever in these times of turmoil.
“The Zaragoza event will retain these programme elements; World Digital Revenue Forum, World Editors Forum, Women in News Summit. I hope you will join our virtual meetups and make it to Zaragoza where we will set a new baseline for the future of the industry.”