IBC statement on coronavirus
IBC is aware of the GSMA’s decision yesterday to cancel Mobile World Congress. Considering this news, and the ongoing developments surrounding Coronavirus (COVID-19), IBC would like to reassure the industry that it continues to monitor closely the outbreak of the virus and its impact. This includes observing the advice and guidance from the World Health Organisation (WHO) and the Centres for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).
We would like to make clear that there have been no cancellations from any exhibitors or speakers for IBC2020. Also, according to a recent update from the WHO, there have not been any confirmed cases of COVID-19 in the Netherlands.
IBC chief executive Michael Crimp said: “We remain confident that IBC2020 will take place as planned in September. As you would expect, we are closely following the advice from the World Health Organisation and we are in regular contact with our colleagues at the City of Amsterdam.
“We will provide updates to exhibitors and attendees if the situation changes. Our thoughts and sympathies are with those affected by the virus.”