2020 BEDA General Assembly to be held online

This is an important announcement about the plans for the 2020 BEDA General Assembly and the BEDA European Design Forum.

2020 BEDA General Assembly
BEDA is viewing the opportunities provided by online communication as a way to respond proactively to the current Coronavirus COVID-19 situation.

Please now note that the BEDA General Assembly will therefore be held online on the ZOOM Platform and NOT as face-to-face meeting in Lille as previously planned.

This means:
a.There will be no face-to-face GA2020 in Lille
b. The GA2020 will instead be held online on the ZOOM Platform
c. The date will remain the same. It will be held on 29 May 2020
d.The timing will change. The meeting will be from 14:00 up to latest 17:00 CEST.

The GA Agenda and supporting documentation will be sent out as usual, timed according to the requirements of the Constitution.

100% representation
One possible upside to taking our 2020 General Assembly online is that we have a greater opportunity to achieve 100% representation at the GA. Please be ready to join the GA on the ZOOM platform. Instructions and guidance on ZOOM will be sent closer to the time.

Closing comment
The Board is doing its best to remain abreast of developments and to be open and flexible to any future action needed. Should any of you have questions please do not hesitate to contact either of us and we will respond as speedily as we can.

And of course, most importantly, we very much hope that all our members’ staff and their friends and families remain safe and well at the current time.

With thanks for your understanding and flexibility.

Kind regards,

Päivi Tahkokallio
BEDA President
paivi@beda.org

Michael Thomson
Consulting Managing Director
michael@beda.org