From the WFC Organizers we heard that they have postponed the World Congress due to the the COVID-19 crisis in many countries including Korea, and the uncertainty of COVID-19 pandemic and travel restrictions around the world on behalf of the health and safety of the world foundry communities. The decision was not taken lightly, but after taking advice and many hours of investigation and discussion, and the Secretariat and Executives of the WFO have fully supported the decision by the organizers. The event will now be postponed to 2022.
Why is 74th WFC in 2020 postponed to 2022, not 2021?
The background of the two-year postponement was raised by The WFO directors from each country because of the many reasons as follows:
- the possibility of the personal illness onset and contagion in a big international congress
- the strengthened travel restrictions around the world
- the negative feelings about travelling amid spreading the Covid-19
- the difficulties to get an approve of business travel
- the uncertainty of the Covid-19 pandemic
- the reducing the numbers of the registrations and participation
- the difficulties dealing with successively planned events afterwards, especially in the year of 2021.
The events associated with 74th WFC in 2020 will be postponed as well
All ancillary events, including WFO Ferrous forum and special sessions such as the Introduction of Asian Foundry are also postponed.
What´s about registration, prepaid Exhibition fee or sponsorship refunds?
If you have already registered, you may:
Defer your registration, prepaid Exhibition fee or sponsorship to 2022
If you are able, the organizers appreciate your deferring of your registration, prepaid Exhibition fee or sponsorship until WFC in 2022.
Request a refund by request, they will refund your registration fee, prepaid Exhibition fee or sponsorship.
Please refer the Refund policy in the 74th WFC website and submit your chosen request by email to the 74th WFC Secretariat. (Secretariat@74wfc.com)
What will happen to my already submitted abstract?
The organizers will return all the authorities and copyrights to the original authors of the submitted abstracts to the 74th WFC in 2020.
They will not publish the Proceedings of the 74th WFC in 2020, since it has been postponed. Therefore, authors are free to transfer their submitted abstracts to the other conferences or journals without getting permission from us.
But still you can keep your submitted abstract until the rescheduled 74th WFC in 2022. If you want to submit the same abstract and request us to keep your abstracts until the 74TH WFC in 2022, please contact by email (firstname.lastname@example.org).