Date: 28 October to 1 November 2019
Venue: Hotel Associa Shizuoka, Shizuoka, Japan
You may be aware that Typhoon Hagibis hit Japan over the last weekend and a number of areas in Japan have been affected.
The IPPC Secretariat is liaising with MAFF Japan to get update on the situation and we confirm that Shizuoka has not been affected by this typhoon. MAFF also confirmed that the public transportation system to get to Shizuoka from the airports (Mr Fuji Shizuoka, Haneda Tokyo International, Narita International and Chubu Cenrtrair International airports) is being operated as per usual.
According to the Japan Meteorological Agency as of today, any other storms are not expected to occur in Japan in near future.
We look forward to meeting you in Shizuoka.
The IPPC International Symposium for Pest Free Areas (PFAs) and Surveillance is an implementation and capacity development event open to the world's phytosanitary community. It brings together representatives from IPPC contracting parties (CPs), regional plant protection organizations (RPPOs), FAO Regional and Sub-regional offices, international intergovernmental, educational and scientific organizations, and private sector/service providers involved in phytosanitary activities and trade.