MPIF cancels WORLDPM2020, AMPM2020 and Tungsten2020 due to coronavirus (COVID-19)

March 27, 2020

WorldPM2020, which was set to be held in Montreal, has been cancelled (Courtesy Montreal Convention Centre)

The Metal Powder Industries Federation (MPIF) has announced that 2020 World Congress on Powder Metallurgy & Particulate Materials (WorldPM2020), the 2020 Additive Manufacturing with Powder Metallurgy conference (AMPM), and the 10th International Conference on Tungsten, Refractory & Hardmaterials (Tungsten2020), which were scheduled to take place at the same time in Montréal, Canada, from June 27–July 1, 2020, have been cancelled due to the spread of coronavirus (COVID-19).

In an official statement, Jim Adams, MPIF’s Executive Director/CEO, wrote “After thoughtful deliberation, it is with a sad and heavy heart that a decision has been made to cancel the WorldPM2020, AMPM2020, Tungsten2020 conferences to have taken place June 27–July 1 in Montréal. The conferences will not be rescheduled.”

“Our technology’s advancement is greatly affected by the lost opportunity for our speakers to present the latest research and to collaborate with colleagues. Our suppliers and service providers are unable to present the cutting-edge advancements in materials, equipment, and services. However, all speakers and exhibitors have been encouraged to share these technology advancements next year at PowderMet2021 and AMPM2021, June 20–23, 2021, in Orlando, Florida, USA. Unfortunately, the 10th Tungsten, Refractory and Hardmaterials conference will not be held in 2021.”

Adams added, “We are grateful to everyone who has worked tirelessly with planning, promoting, and supporting the Montréal conferences, the Metal AM Tutorial, and all other conference activities. We ask for your patience as we work diligently to address questions and provide additional information to all who are impacted by this cancellation.”

www.mpif.org

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