Dear Ladies and Gentlemen,
until the end we had hoped that we could hold the 2nd German Island Conference as planned. The topic of “sustainability on islands” in all its facets is still of very high importance, but we must not lose sight of the current situation. We are aware of our responsibility and do not want to contribute to an increase in the risk of infection in times of increasing numbers of infected people.
Therefore, with a heavy heart, we feel compelled to postpone the 2nd German Island Conference once again to a hopefully safe spring 2021. This was agreed with the patron, the local member of the Bundestag, Chancellor Dr. Angela Merkel. For the alternative date, we are aiming for April 2021. We will inform you about the exact dates as soon as possible.
We thank you for your understanding and hope to see you instead for the island conference in spring 2021.
Knut Schäfer Jörg Singer
Chairman Mayor of Helgoland
Tourismusverband Rügen e.V. Insel und Halligkonferenz