The Fieldbus Foundation has postponed its 2014 General Assembly in Rotterdam due to travel and security restrictions associated with the upcoming Global Nuclear Security Summit (NSS) in The Hague, The Netherlands.
Originally planned for March 25-28, the Fieldbus Foundation’s global FOUNDATION fieldbus end-user seminar will be rescheduled for the fall of this year somewhere in Europe (location pending), while its End User Advisory Council (EUAC) meeting and business meeting will be conducted electronically on the original dates of March 26 and March 28, respectively.
The EUAC session will be the first in a series of such meetings to be held electronically this year.
Fieldbus Foundation President and CEO Rich Timoney explained the change of plans: "We were recently advised that the global community will be holding a major nuclear summit in The Hague during the same week as our General Assembly. The Dutch government has announced the highest level of security protocol for all modes of transportation to, from, and within the tri-city region of Amsterdam, Rotterdam and The Hague. As such, it was necessary for us to cancel our end-user conference, relocate our board meeting, and conduct a WebEx business meeting for the membership, which is required annually."
The Fieldbus Foundation's General Assembly is designed to offer an overview of FOUNDATION fieldbus developments across the globe.
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