As you know, we had planned to run the next
International VAT Expert Academy [IVEA] from 24 to 25 September 2020. We were
very much looking forward to seeing many familiar faces, as well as welcoming
new participants in Noordwijk aan Zee on the Dutch North Sea coast. Then
of course, the coronavirus spread across the world, plunging all plans into
disarray. In addition to many other concerns, we have had to face making
the difficult decision about whether IVEA 2020 should take place.
Adopting a responsible approach in the current situation that we all find ourselves in is our top priority. Although many countries have now lifted the lockdown and borders are reopening, we are still operating in circumstances far from our former “normal". At the same time, we all also feel a sense of reluctance to travel and to come into contact with other people. Against this background, we have decided to cancel the International VAT Expert Academy [IVEA] for 2020. Although we regret this decision, we consider it unavoidable. We thank you very much for your understanding.
On a more positive note, we are already looking forward to seeing you again next year, when we hope that the world will be a calmer place, and the International VAT Expert Academy [IVEA] will, once again, take place at Huis ter Duin in Noordwijk aan Zee (near Amsterdam).
We will send you a save-the-date invitation for 2021 soon.
We wish you and your families all the best!