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Coronavirus hits the conference circuit, prompting cancellations, special precautions

Coronavirus hits the conference circuit, prompting cancellations, special precautions
Tuesday 11
21:21 2020

Conferences and industry events are big business, generating more than $1 trillion in spending each year on meeting venues, catering, hotels and travel, according to the Events Industry Council. AD The vast majority of coronavirus cases so far have been inside China, where there have been more than 41,000 infections compared with 319 across the rest of the world, according to the World Health Organization. But uncertainty about how the virus will spread has business travelers on high alert. The story of a British businessman who appears to have passed the virus to people in at least three countries has ...

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Summary: Amazon, Ericsson, Sony, LG and Micron are among the companies that have announced they won't attend a conference later this month in Barcelona that is the largest gathering of telecommunications companies in the world.

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