The saying goes: “After the congress is before the congress.” And after such a successful event in 2019, who would have had the slightest doubt about its success in 2020? Hardly anyone. With a considerable boost due to the growing popularity of the congress with about 3300 participants the board of SEPAWA® e.V. and the organizers together with the responsible persons in the Estrel Congress Center have been busy with the preparation of the congress 2020.
After evaluating the latest participant survey and taking into account the increasing demand for exhibition capacity, the promising concept for the Congress 2020 was drawn up. Things turned out differently – the corona pandemic forces us to rethink. A hygiene concept drawn up together with the Estrel Congress Center and confirmed by the Berlin Senate originally made the congress appear feasible in a modified format. A hybrid alternative was discussed, and finally the board of SEPAWA® e.V. together with the organizational team decided at the beginning of October to hold the SEPAWA® CONGRESS 2020 exclusively virtually. A concept with many innovations – “new territory” for all participants.
Conclusion: The 67th SEPAWA® CONGRESS took place virtually together with the 16th European Detergents Conference (EDC) and for the first time with the DGK’s Forum Cosmeticum.