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Publication: e-Journal of Nondestructive Testing (NDT) ISSN 1435-4934 (NDT.net Journal)
Emergent notification from the secretariat of 17th WCNDT and from ChSNDTChinese Society for Nondestructive Testing (ChSNDT)5, Shanghai, China
With the consent of ICNDT, we are very sorry to announce that the 17th WCNDT which is originally dated from August 27 through August 30, 2008, shall be postponed to a new date (October 25 - 28, 2008, Oct. 24 for registration).
Although the organization committee of 17WCNDT and ChSNDT have spared no effort in the past several years in preparing the 17th WCNDT and have got almost ready for the opening of the conference, we were unfortunately informed and instructed, just a few day ago, by the concerned authority of Chinese government that, due to the unexpected disaster, the demolishing earthquake happened in Si Chuan province, which has caused and shall cause big problems of transportation, communications and hotel reservations in China for some time to come, the 17th WCNDT must be postponed to some other date due to its being conjunct too closely to the 29th Olympic games taken place in Beijing in August. In fact, any international conference and activities of large scale in China shall be possibly stopped during that period and be shifted to other suitable date, according to the authority. Although 17th WCNDT Secretariat has made great efforts to deal with it, no any positive result can be expected, it appears. As our participants may face high risk in not getting required visas if the conference is to be held in August 27 to 30 because of strict visa control, we hence have no any other choice other than rescheduling the 17th WCNDT to other suitable dates.
We fully understand that the change of the conference schedule will definitely cause great inconvenience for all attendees and exhibitors, and for all people who have arranged their journeys of attending the 17th WCNDT. We sincerely apologize for that.
In order to reduce possible losses to the minimum extent, the Secretariat of 17th WCNDT has made following decisions:
Dr. Rong S Geng, President of 17WCNDT