MUNICIPALITY OF MARIA WÖRTH
Wörthersee Süduferstraße – Am Corso 115, 9081 Reifnitz
11 March 2020
Official cancellation of the GTI Meeting 2020
The order announced today by the Austrian federal government that (large-scale) events are to be cancelled until the beginning of April has prompted us to announce our decision regarding the meeting from 20 – 23 May 2020.
We have followed the situation in Carinthia and abroad very closely in recent weeks, as well as spoken to many partners, authorities and experts, all of which have led the municipal authorities to come to the decision that the priority is and must be to protect the health of all participants. The date of the event is still around 2 months away, but we would normally now be embarking on an intensive preparation phase – with an uncertain outcome. If the order were to be extended, it would cause significant economic loss to everyone involved.
For this reason, we as the organisers have unanimously decided to cancel the 39th Wörthersee Treffen – GTI Meeting 2020.
We look forward to the meeting every year and all the fun times together that it brings. However, besides the aforementioned risks, while many people are currently fighting for their health and in some cases even for their lives, we do not consider it appropriate to launch into the planning and organisation of our meeting at this time. May 2020 will therefore not include the official event days in Reifnitz – we hope that the whole situation surrounding the virus will soon improve significantly and that we can then look forward to an enjoyable anniversary event in 2021 – celebrating 40 years of the GTI Meeting in Reifnitz.