Around 250 delegates who attended a transport conference at London’s QEII Centre have been contacted by health officials after it emerged one of the attendees has subsequently been diagnosed with coronavirus.
Mobile World Congress has been cancelled due to fears surrounding the coronavirus, organisers GSMA have confirmed. The announcement comes the same day as Sony, Amazon and Facebook confirmed they would be withdrawing from exhibiting at the event, which was due to take place in Barcelona, 24-27 February 2020. A statement from the organisers read: “Since the first edition of Mobile World Congress in...
The Covid-19 coronavirus continues to cause disruption, as Amazon, Sony and Facebook have pulled out of the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona.
The Events Industry Council (EIC) held a webinar to discuss the industry’s reaction to the coronavirus, which took place on 7 February. The seminar was titled ‘Industry Discussion on Novel Coronavirus (2019-nCoV): Identifying Reliable Sources and Factors for Informed Decision-Making’ and was facilitated by Mark Cooper, CEO of International Association of Conference Centres (IACC). EIC’s webinar fe...
The International Congress and Convention Association (ICCA) has announced a liveblog on its website, www.iccaworld.org, which it says is designed to help members find reliable information about the novel coronavirus (2019-nCoV) outbreak.
On 3 February official Chinese figures said there had now been 17,000 confirmed cases of coronavirus in the country.
MICE industry trade shows IT&CM China and CTW China have been postponed due to the ongoing threat of the novel coronavirus.
With new coronavirus cases rising in China and abroad as well, Korean Air is the latest airline to announce a range of measures in response. Korean Air has formed an emergency response team to deal with the spread of the coronavirus and prevent infection of its departments such as the airport service office, flight operations, cabin crew operations, maintenance, aeromedical centre and the operatio...
The global association of the exhibition industry, UFI says it has postponed its 2020 Asia Pacific Conference & Digital Innovation Forum, scheduled to be held in Macau, 4-6 March.
As the coronavirus outbreak grows wider, its threat to the international meetings industry has come into sharp focus with the Chinese government moving, 27 January, to ban all group tours from travelling outside the country.