The Corona virus epidemic, which has emerged and spread in China, also affects the activities of giant companies. Finally, Facebook also canceled the Global Marketing Summit with the concern of viruses. Facebook cited the safety and health of its team.
Technology and social media giant Facebook announced that the Global Marketing Summit, scheduled to take place in San Francisco next March, has been canceled due to the deadly Corona virus outbreak. The Facebook spokesperson explained that their priority is the safety and health of their employees and that they have made this decision because of the public health risks associated with corona viruses.
The summit, planned to be held at San Francisco Moscone Convention Center between March 9-12, was expected to host 4 thousand participants. The Mobile World Congress (MWC), which is planned to be held in Barcelona, was canceled in 2020 due to the concern of the Corona virus.
Many events have been canceled
On the other hand, IBM announced that it will not attend the RSA conference, which is planned to be held at the San Francisco Moscone Convention Center. The reason for IBM to withdraw from the conference, which is expected to come from around 40,000 people from all over the world, is the Corona virus epidemic.
The epidemic of Corona virus, which has spread around the world in Wuhan, People’s Republic of China, has caused 1526 deaths so far. Due to the epidemic in which more than 67 thousand cases were detected, technology giants also cancel their activities. Before MWC 2020 was canceled, companies like Ericsson and LG announced that they withdrew from the congress. While Huawei announced that the developer conference HDC Cloud 2020, which it planned to hold in Shenzhen due to the epidemic, was delayed, again, the Chinese technology giant Xiaomi announced that it would close its stores in China for a few days in order to slow down the spread of Corona virus.
According to Tech Crunch, companies that officially announced that they would not participate in WMC 2020 before being canceled were:
ARCEP, France’s FCC
AT & T
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