Coronavirus (2019-nCoV) and the impact on the Exhibition Industry

The outbreak of Coronavirus (2019-nCoV) has hit the aviation industry and the MICE industry particularly in Asia and across the globe as well.

Exhibitions canceled or postponed:
1. 28th Convergence India 19-21 February 2020
2. LED China 2020 Shenzhen 24-26 February 2020
3. Entertainment Design Expo 24-26 February 2020
4. Commercial Integration China 24-26 February 2020
5. Digital Signage China 24-26 February 2020
6. Sign China 24-26 February 2020
7. Retail China 24-26 February 2020
8. TCT Asia 19-21 February 2020
9. SIAF Guangzhou 26-28 February 2020
10. Asiamold 26-28 February 2020
11. IoT India Expo 19-21 February 2020

Chinese Delegation not coming for the following exhibitions:
1. Stona 2020 6-9 February 2020
2. Autoexpo 2020 7-12 February 2020

Coronavirus (2019-nCoV)

Coronaviruses (CoV) are a large family of viruses that cause illness ranging from the common cold to more severe diseases such as Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS-CoV) and Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome (SARS-CoV)A novel coronavirus (nCoV) is a new strain that has not been previously identified in humans.  

Coronaviruses are zoonotic, meaning they are transmitted between animals and people.  Detailed investigations found that SARS-CoV was transmitted from civet cats to humans and MERS-CoV from dromedary camels to humans. Several known coronaviruses are circulating in animals that have not yet infected humans. 

Common signs of infection include respiratory symptoms, fever, cough, shortness of breath and breathing difficulties. In more severe cases, infection can cause pneumonia, severe acute respiratory syndrome, kidney failure and even death. 

Standard recommendations to prevent infection spread include regular hand washing, covering mouth and nose when coughing and sneezing, thoroughly cooking meat and eggs. Avoid close contact with anyone showing symptoms of respiratory illness such as coughing and sneezing.