We regret to announce that the ISWA World Congress 2020 has sadly been cancelled. to organise another major event this year that matches the ambitions of the congress organisation would be too risky during these difficult times. The congress was scheduled from 28-30 September in Rotterdam.

We are deeply disappointed as the City of Rotterdam looked forward to receiving waste professionals from all over the world to meet and share knowledge.  Despite that, we fully support the measures that governments around the world are taking to control the virus. Health and safety of visitors, suppliers and other parties are our priority.

We thank you sincerely for your interest in our congress and we hope to receive you in our city in the future.


Why is Congress cancelled?
Because of the Covid-19, the organisation does not consider it responsible to organise a large event. Health and safety of visitors, suppliers and other parties is our priority.

Surely the measures for large events only apply until 1st September? So why doesn’t ISWA2020 go ahead?
At the moment it is too uncertain whether speakers, visitors, and suppliers will/may be able to travel as early as the end of September. In addition to health and safety considerations, the quality of the conference programme and a sufficient number of visitors can therefore no longer be guaranteed.

Why not organise it later in 2020?
At the moment, the situation regarding the virus is still too uncertain to guarantee that later in the year there will be opportunities to organize the congress without health and safety risks.

I have already registered and paid, how do I get my money back?
You will receive our refund shortly.

I’ve proposed a session. Will it stay until next year?
The submitted sessions are cancelled.

I’ve submitted an abstract. Will that stand until next year?
The submitted abstracts will expire.

I’ve signed a sponsorship contract. Now what?
Elma Media will contact you to cancel the contract.