Registration for this conference has been cancelled due
to the Worldwide impact of the Coronavirus (COVID-19)
Regular updates will be provided on this webpage.
US Department of State Travel Advisory
Global Level 4 Health Advisory – Do Not Travel
WHO characterizes COVID-19 as a pandemic - 11 March 2020
World Health Organization (WHO): COVID-19
European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control
Japan Travel Advisory – February 22, 2020
Health and Travel Alert
U.S. Embassy Tokyo, Japan, February 3, 2020
IMA Update: 16 March 2020
Given the ongoing concerns about the COVID-19 pandemic, IMA is canceling the 2020 conference scheduled for 13-15 May 2020. We will process refunds for those who had registered for the conference. The IMA Board of Directors will continue to monitor the
situation and consider options for rescheduling the 77th Annual conference to the later in the year if conditions improve.
We are committed to ensuring the health and safety of our members and the community. Please take a few minutes to review the World Health Organization’s recommendations and precautions that you can take to help slow the spread of the COVID-19 virus.
IMA Update: 25 February 2020
The International Magnesium Association has suspended registration for the 77th Annual IMA World Magnesium Conference in Fukuoka, Japan. We are currently working with the Hilton Fukuoka Sea Hawk to review our options for canceling the conference
and rescheduling or changing the conference venue to a new location for Fall 2020.
We continue to monitor the global outbreak of the coronavirus (COVID-19) - and we will adjust our conference planning as updated information is available.
Again, we apologize for the inconvenience. IMA is committed to ensuring the health and safety of our conference attendees. We will continue to provide regular updates while we work through our options and adjust our conference planning.
IMA Update: February 21, 2020
Important information regarding the Coronavirus (COVID-19)
The IMA Board of Directors and staff are closely monitoring the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak. The Government of Japan Cabinet
Order designating the novel coronavirus as a designated infectious disease took effect on 01 February 2020. There are confirmed cases of coronavirus in Fukuoka.
The IMA conference planning team and staff are in discussion with our hotel partners and conference hosts to review the facts on the ground in Fukuoka and consider our options for postponing the conference or changing the 2020 conference to a new location
in the fall.
As more information becomes available, we will send out additional information and update our conference webpages.
IMA is concerned about your health and safety, and we are doing everything possible to ensure that we can provide a positive conference experience.