2021 JCI European Conference on a cruise ship always was a challenge, even without a pandemic. And COVID-19 is posing the greatest challenge so far. For a long time to come planning events will include an increased amount of uncertainty. As of right now we believe that current developments in Germany and in most European Countries indicate, that 2021 JCI European conference can take place as planned. Although this pandemic is far from over, the number of new infections in most European Countries is considerably lower than at its peak and further decreasing. We sincerely hope this trend continues, but it could also change. To use a famous quote: “It is difficult to make predictions, especially about the future!”