Coronavirus Update

New dates announced: 10th International Colloids Conference postponed to 6-9 December 2020

As the spread of COVID-19 continues and the situation is still uncertain, Elsevier and the Conference Chair have taken the decision to postpone the 10th International Colloids Conference to 6-9 December 2020. The conference will be held at the same venue in Palma, Mallorca, Spain.

We  appreciate that with regular news stories and updates about COVID-19  Coronavirus, there are many questions that our delegates and sponsors may have  around this year's 10th International Colloids Conference. Please do contact our customer service team or your  normal conference contact should you have any other queries or concerns.  Additionally, our website is kept up to date so  please check back regularly.

We are  following the protocols set by the World Health Organization, national and local health authorities, and  Elsevier’s own Covid-19 Resource Centre, but it’s a rapidly changing  situation. Of course, if the advice changes, globally, nationally or  locally, our position will change.

The  health and safety of our visitors and staff is our number one priority. We are  working closely with the venue to put measures in place that currently include:

  • Public Health messaging displayed and shared before and during the event
  • Strengthened hygiene measures, increased sanitisation, availability of  disinfectants onsite at venue across all public areas and high-volume touchpoints such as:
    • Hand sanitiser dispensers in every toilet around the venue
    • Attendees strongly encouraged to disinfect their hands in the  registration area before entering the event.
    • Shared equipment - Microphones, headsets, presentation laptops, clickers  to be sanitised between each use
    • Hand sanitiser wipes/dispensers at each feature area for all attendees  upon entry and exit: Catering areas, poster areas, exhibition areas, and  networking drinks reception
    • Extra hand sanitizing counters to be placed around the halls
    • Extra cleaning staff & increased routine checks
  • Strict food hygiene rules are already in place, but extra vigilance will  be taken at restaurants and catering outlets at the conference
  • Awareness and training of all staff and suppliers on standard personal  preventative measures, e.g. personal hygiene, frequency of use of  sanitising/disinfection products, etc.
  • Daily liaison with the risk assessment teams

Any pre-registered delegates will automatically be transferred to the new conference date in December unless you notify us that you will not be able to attend on those dates. We understand you may be concerned about not being able to attend due to the Coronavirus COVID-19 situation. Rest assured that we will refund your registration fee, with no penalty, should you wish to cancel during the uncertainty of the outbreak.