Coronavirus causes postponement of UFI Asia Pacific Conference

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Coronavirus causes postponement of UFI Asia Pacific Conference

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.

An UFI statement said: “Following the rapid developments around the outbreak of the new coronavirus in China, governance bodies from the World Health Organisation to national, regional, and local authorities have issued and decreed numerous counter measures.

“Following these guidances, UFI has decided to postpone the 2020 UFI Asia Pacific Conference which was scheduled to be held in Macau on 5-6 March and the Digital Innovation Forum which was scheduled on 4 March.

“Although we know that this is disappointing, of course, we always put the health and safety of our members and staff first. Like many of you faced with similar decisions, and after discussions with our hosts in Macau, we have opted to postpone both events until later in the year.”

The association added that any new dates were to be confirmed.

Stuart Wood is a news reporter across the Mash Media editorial portfolio. He writes for CMW alongside sister publications Conference News, Exhibition News, Access All Areas and Exhibition World.

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