On 25 March, with heavy hearts, FIG had to cancel FIG Working Week 2020 that should have taken place in Amsterdam, the Netherlands, due to the COVID-19 situation.
After it was clear to us that they had to cancel FIG Working Week 2020, they have worked intensely on finding a solution that would be the best for all who had registered, for sponsors and for exhibitors.
It has turned out that, very generously, the local organisers for the Working Week 2021 from Ghana have offered that the FIG Working Week that should have taken place in the Netherlands in 2020, can be held in the Netherlands in 2021 (instead of Ghana).
It is a very special and generous offer from the Ghanaian Local Organising Committee for which both FIG Council and the Dutch Local Organisers are very grateful. This is showing real FIG spirit to come up with such an offer!
FIG Council has therefore made the following decisions:
- The FIG Working Week 2021 will be held in the Netherlands instead of Ghana, and the Dutch Local Organisers have accepted this special offer so that their preparations have not been done in vain.
- Due to this very special offer, the FIG Working Week 2024 will be given to Ghana without competition.
- The two bids that have been received for FIG Working Week 2024 will be moved to 2025. The bidding for 2025, which will take place next year in the Netherlands, will not be re-opened for other bidders.
We do hope some of our members will be able to attend FIG Working Week 2021 (...or 2020 +1) in the Netherlands.
Keep an eye on the FIG website for updates.