Cloud-based software company Salesforce has taken the decision to make its premier Australian conference an online only affair this year.
The conference has become the latest casualty of the global coronavirus epidemic, with Sydney World Tour event now only available as an online stream on 4 March.
The event usually attracts several thousand technology leaders from across the Asia-Pacific region to the International Convention Centre on Darling Harbour.
“Nothing is more important than the health and safety of our stakeholders,” a Salesforce statement posted on its website read.
Salesforce said the decision to change the format was made “after careful consideration of our stakeholders and reflection on our values”..
World Tour Sydney joins a long list of annual technology conferences that have been cancelled or postponed in recent weeks, with coronavirus cited as the reason, including Mobile World Congress Barcelona, Facebook’s San Francisco summit and Cisco Live Melbourne.