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The Texas A&M Engineering Experiment Station (TEES) Turbomachinery Laboratory, the host of the Asia Turbomachinery & Pump Symposium (ATPS), will hold the annual event virtually this year due to risks posed by COVID-19. The symposium, originally planned to be held in Kuala Lumpur, will remain scheduled for February 23-25, 2021, with short courses on February 22. All short courses and technical sessions, as well as the exhibition, will be held online.
“At the Turbo Lab, the health and safety of our delegates and exhibitors is of the upmost importance,” said Dag Calafell, Chair of ATPS in a press release. “We look forward to being able to offer the same world-class educational forum and exhibition while working to slow the spread of COVID-19.”
The Turbo Lab plans to host a face-to-face symposium in 2022 at the Kuala Lumpur Convention Centre in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, the original location of ATPS 2020. The event was originally scheduled for the spring of 2020.
More information regarding the virtual ATPS 2021 is on the way. Please be sure to check the ATPS website at atps.tamu.edu/event-updates/ and follow us on social media (@ATPSymposium) to never miss an update. To host the event, the Turbo Lab collaborated with ATPS platinum sponsor Petronas, gold sponsor Mitsubishi Power Ltd. (MPL) and the Malaysia Convention & Exhibition Bureau, all of whom were involved in the decision to switch to a virtual event.