14 February 2020
FISITA and China SAE (CSAE) today announced that the second FISITA Intelligent Safety Conference, China will now be held during the China SAE Congress and Exhibition in Shanghai in October 2020.
FISITA and CSAE have been monitoring the developing Coronavirus situation and discussing current precautions being taken by their member companies and have decided that rescheduling the conference will create sufficient time to support the confident delivery of a well-attended, international conference of the highest technical quality.
FISITA CEO Chris Mason said “While constantly monitoring the Coronavirus situation and discussing the evolving situation with CSAE colleagues and other partners, we’re grateful that CSAE has the option to host us at its Shanghai Congress and Exhibition in October. Our thoughts are with friends, colleagues and partners all around the world, and especially everyone in China, who are affected by this situation and we hope that it is resolved rapidly.”
“One of CSAE’s major goals is to promote international exchanges and cooperation on novel automotive technology,” said CSAE Executive VP & Secretary General Jinhua Zhang. “We’re pleased to be working closely with FISITA on the Intelligent Safety Conference and appreciate their flexibility in fully supporting this change of timing. Technical professionals and engineers from around the world are welcomed to attend the Intelligent Safety Conference in Shanghai, where a safe and pleasing environment will be ensured.”
FISITA is currently reviewing the plans for the Intelligent Safety Conference with CSAE and updated materials will be made available by the end of February. While FISITA does not plan to re-open the Call for Papers, it is following up with sponsors and speakers to confirm their availability and continued support in October. As the rescheduling plan develops, there may be opportunities for additional topics, speakers and sponsors; if you have an interest in discussing this, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
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