Message from the President
As you are all aware the impact of the COVID-19 has been enormous for countries, organisations and businesses worldwide. INCOSE has been providing regular updates to its members on the adjustments we have been making to continue offering our services under these trying times. As such I would like to provide a general update on the IS 2020 event, July 2020, in Cape Town.
We are closely monitoring the guidance of authorised authorities globally and the World Health Organisation (WHO). Within South Africa the authorities have placed restrictions on travel and gatherings until further notice, which can prevent us holding IS 2020 in Cape Town. However, from further discussions these restrictions may or may not continue past May. It is unknown at this point in time. As such we are continuing to plan the event taking into consideration –
- Virtual options utilising remote participation technology,
- A smaller scaled conference, possibly in conjunction with another event at a later time,
- Delaying the event,
- Publishing finalised papers irrespective if the physical event is held or not.
A final decision on IS 2020 will be made no later than mid-May 2020 at which time we will also provide details of the alternate. We will continue to closely monitor the recommended health and safety precautions while we work the details of the event over the coming weeks.
Keep well, keep safe.
About Cape Town
Cape Town is a port city on South Africa’s southwest coast.
Also known as 'The Mother City', Cape Town is the largest city in the Western Cape Province, and was founded as a resupply stop for the Dutch East India Company. Today, Cape Town is the legislative capital of South Africa, and a popular tourist destination known for its beaches, vineyards and majestic landscapes and limitless ocean.
Cape Town, and the Western Cape has a Mediterranean climate. This means it experiences hot summers and mild and rainy winters. In winter most months have about hundred millimeters (3.9 inch) of precipitation. In summer months (December to March) it is warm, sunny and dry in Cape Town.
July falls within Cape Towns winter, come prepared with a warm jacket and clothes to layer with.
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