A glass conference and annual meeting scheduled to take place in Krakow, Poland in September has been cancelled.

The combined European Society of Glass (ESG) and International Commission of Glass (ICG) event has been cancelled because of the pandemic.

The organising committee said: “Our highest priority is the health and safety of all participants and staff; therefore, after much consideration and monitoring of the ongoing uncertainty of the COVID-19 pandemic we felt forced to this decision.

“Unfortunately, because of already scheduled events in 2021, we were not able to postpone the conference.

"However, we still hope there will be a chance to meet all together in the beautiful and historical Kraków in the near future.”

The event was due to take place between September 20-24, 2020.

For those involved in ICG Committees, the intention is to arrange online events so that activities can continue with minimal disruption.