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SAINT LOUIS - EASA has cancelled its 2020 convention, which was set for June 14-16 in Nashville.

Here is a letter sent to prospective attendees by EASA authorities.

In these turbulent times, we are all pivoting and adjusting in response to the global pandemic. EASA is no different. The Association’s operations have continued virtually uninterrupted. However, with the uncertainty of the next several weeks and months, a difficult decision has been made.  

COLLEGE STATION, Texas - Due to the ongoing global public health concerns related to COVID-19, the third biennial Asia Turbomachinery & Pump Symposium (ATPS) will be postponed to February 2021.

The technical sessions and exhibition will be held Tuesday-Thursday, February 23-25, and short courses will be held on Monday, February 22 in the original venue, at the Kuala Lumpur Convention Centre (KLCC).

HOUSTON, Texas - After significant consideration and in light of the COVID-19 pandemic, the difficult decision was made to cancel the 2020 Offshore Technology Conference. Amid continued health and travel concerns during this uncertain time, the OTC Board of Directors felt this decision was the most feasible and responsible for staff, exhibitors, partners, attendees, and the Houston community.

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BJERRINGBRO, Denmark - In celebration of Grundfos' 75th anniversary, the Poul Due Jensen Foundation (Grundfos Foundation) has expanded its budget for donations from planned 125m DKK (Danish krone) to 200m DKK. The main donation areas remain water, research, and inclusion, but the Foundation will move its attention to the fight against COVID-19 this year.

The Valve Forum, scheduled for late April, has been rescheduled due to the coronavirus. Here is the letter from Valve Manufacturers Association (VMA) president Heather Rhoderick to those who were attending or considering:

Valve Forum Attendees, Exhibitors and Sponsors: VMA has been carefully monitoring the COVID-19 pandemic and how it affects our events, specifically the Valve Forum, scheduled for April 29 - May 1, 2020.