3 March 2021 – Because of the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic, the Executive Committee has announced that the GPM Annual Summit is postponed to 21-23 October 2021 in Palermo, Italy. For the first time the GPM Summit will be a hybrid event with interactive sessions online and on location in Palermo. The GPM is thankful for the support of Mayor Leoluca Orlando as host of the GPM Summit. Especially now, in times of uncertainty caused by the Covid-19 pandemic, solidarity among mayors, cities and its civil society is even more important in helping city leaders to cope, understand and overcome the crisis. This makes it all the more necessary to come together. We hope to welcome the international community of mayors, city networks and experts. The City Council of Palermo guarantees to make this Summit unforgettable by debating on current issues and find new solutions.