Facebook has canceled its global marketing conference due to the coronavirus outbreak
This was disclosed by Reuters. The conference which was to take place in March at San Francisco’s Moscone Center was canceled because of its cautions for the Coronavirus.
“Our priority is the health and safety of our teams, so out of an abundance of caution, we canceled our Global Marketing Summit due to evolving public health risks related to coronavirus,” A Facebook spokesperson said in a statement.
Recall that the Mobile World Congress (MWC) was canceled due to the same issue. Days prior to the event, tech giants such as Sony, Ericsson, Intel, Vivo, Sony, Amazon, Docomo, Cisco, and Nokia pulled out of the event.
More than 49,000 people have been infected by the to date, while 1,383 people have died so far from the disease. The virus also has an effect on the tech industry, including store closures, production shortages, and manufacturing delays.
We hope a cure is found to quickly eradicate the virus so that businesses, world conferences and traveling to different countries for business trips most especially China will continue.
We are not happy about the cancelation as the record has it that 4,000 people were expected to attend the conference, but as we all know the company has to take preventive measures in securing the safety of their staff members and customers alike.