Due to the ongoing outbreak of COVID-19 (formerly known as novel coronavirus), the International Egg Commission (IEC) executive board has made the difficult decision to postpone the 2020 IEC Business Conference in The Hague. The conference will now take place on April 11-13, 2021.

The IEC conferences are designed to bring people together from around the world to share information and develop relationships for the benefit of the global egg industry. The health and welfare of IEC delegates during these events has always been the IEC’s top priority, and with the rapidly evolving global situation, along with the WHO’s decision to upgrade the global risk status to ‘very high’, it is with regret that the IEC has deemed postponement to be the only option at this stage in the planning process.

All delegates that have secured a conference place have been contacted by the IEC office with their reimbursement options.


The IEC office has been working hard with the venue and country hosts to rearrange the event for 2021 and is very pleased to confirm that the IEC Business Conference The Hague will now take place on April 11-13, 2021.

IEC apologizes for the inconvenience that this unfortunate situation has caused. The IEC Global Leadership Conference will be taking place as planned in Cartagena on September 6–10, 2020, and the IEC looks forward to welcoming delegates there.

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