BIR World Recycling Convention shifts online due to pandemic
BIR's World Recycling Convention scheduled to take place on October 12 and 13, 2020 in Brussels cannot be held because of current COVID-19 regulations. Instead, BIR (Bureau of International Recycling) will be offering a virtual World Recycling Convention, starting on October 12. The virtual event will include cross-commodity sessions, followed by commodity webinars which will be accompanied by networking sessions that will allow participants to connect and do business with each other.
According to BIR, multiple countries have implemented quarantine measures and travel restrictions due to the pandemic, which prevents BIR members from travelling safely to the event.
"We are extremely saddened that the current circumstances do not allow us to offer our members the long-awaited World Recycling Convention which we had so carefully prepared," says BIR President Tom Bird.
"We were hoping that at the beginning of September the overall travel restrictions and health regulations would enable us to go ahead with the planned physical event. A safe and successful BIR Convention for all concerned - this was our first priority. Due to the still unforeseeable circumstances, this objective is unfortunately no longer feasible.
"We will make sure that the virtual meetings and trading sessions allow our members to give them the best framework conditions for their successful business dealings. You can expect the same quality content and innovative networking opportunities as during our physical event."