New dates for the Micronutrient Forum 5th Global Conference and Second Global Summit on Food Fortification confirmed

Dear Global Conference and Global Summit on Food Fortification Community,

We are pleased to announce November 8 through 13, 2020 as the new dates for the Micronutrient Forum 5th Global Conference and November 8 and 9, 2020 as the new dates for the Second Global Summit on Food Fortification in Bangkok, Thailand.

Thank you for your understanding about our decision to postpone the March dates for the Conference and the Summit due to COVID-19. The decision was made for the health and safety of our community and having your support was important. Our thoughts continue to be with everyone affected by this pandemic.

Your registration is automatically transferred to these new dates and we look forward to seeing you in November. We plan to have the same strong programming for both events while the postponement may even allow us to make additions to the program, capturing new developments. Details about possible program shifts and additions will be available soon. If you are a speaker, or an oral or poster presenter for the Conference or Summit, you will be contacted within the next two weeks to reconfirm your availability for the new dates.

If you are not able to join us for these new dates, you may apply for a refund. (More information to come.)

We will be updating the Conference and Summit websites and our FAQs regularly. Reponses to your questions about registration, hotels or presentations will be posted there.

We look forward to welcoming you in Bangkok in November and remain committed to continuing to work with all of you who share our vision for a world without micronutrient malnutrition.

The Micronutrient Forum, GAIN and HarvestPlus

POSTPONEMENT QUESTIONS AND ANSWERS[i]

No, the Conference is not cancelled, but postponed and we are pleased to share the new dates: November 8 to 13, 2020.

Yes, the Summit was also postponed and will take place November 8 and 9, 2020.

The Micronutrient Forum 5th Global Conference will now take place on November 8 to 13, 2020 and the Second Global Summit on Food Fortification will now take place on November 8 and 9, 2020.

Because of some adjustments to the Conference Opening Ceremony, both events will start on Sunday, November 8.  The overlap in programming will be minimal.   More details will be provided closer to November.  Those attending the Summit should plan on an early-morning start at BITEC on November 8.

Yes, we are pleased that the Conference and the Summit will both be held at the original venue, BITEC in Bangkok, Thailand.

With respect to the 5th Global Conference, together with our Conference and Program Committees, the Local Organizing Committee worked hard to create a strong conference program with a regional focus. Keeping the Conference in Bangkok is allowing the Local Organizing Committee and the Southeast Asia nutrition and micronutrient communities to showcase regional program success.

All registrations will be automatically carried over to the new dates: November 8 to 13, 2020.

We look forward to hosting as many delegates as possible at the rescheduled event

In the event that you cannot attend the rescheduled conference, you may apply for a refund, which will be considered on a case-by-case basis and processed post conference.  To request a refund please contact MNF Registration (mnf.reghot@mci-group.com).

There will be no Early Bird rates offered for the new dates. If you cancel and re-register later in the year, you will be charged the full registration fee.

If you booked a hotel room at the Landmark Hotel through the Conference reservation system, information will be sent to you in the coming days.

If you booked your hotel in any way other than through the Conference reservation system, including with the Landmark Hotel, you will have to contact the providers directly to cancel your booking.

We cannot reimburse any costs incurred for AirBnB reservations or similar online accommodation booking systems.

We are not able to cover change fees charged by airlines. If you received a travel grant for the Conference from the Micronutrient Forum, please contact us to discuss changes to your travel. If your travel is supported to the Summit, please contact GAIN.

Thank you for agreeing to be part of the Micronutrient Forum 5th Global Conference. We will be contacting speakers, oral and poster presenters in within the next two weeks to reconfirm participation in the November program.

The conference will continue to have strong poster sessions and we are optimistic you will still be able to present your work in the November program. We will be contacting all poster presenters in the next two weeks.

[i] This is a living document and will be updated as needed. This version was produced March 17, 2020.