International Pulp Week 2020 has been cancelled

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The Pulp and Paper Products Council has cancelled International Pulp Week 2020 in response to the COVID-19 crisis, Pulp & Paper Canada reports.

The event was set to take place in Vancouver from June 14-16, 2020.

“We have been closely monitoring the development of COVID-19 and its global impacts, which has resulted in travel restrictions, hotel shuts and the prohibition of larger gatherings worldwide,” say the event organizers in a statement.

The Fairmont Hotel Vancouver – which itself is currently in the midst of an eight-week shutdown and could not guarantee it would be reopened for the conference in light of the global public health crisis – has agreed to cancel all rooms under the International Pulp Week room block for the event.