Facebook Cancels Conference Over Coronavirus Fears


Coronavirus outbreak is taking a massive toll on lives as well as many other activities. Most recently, the MWC event was canceled over fears of the deadly virus. Now, Facebook will also be canceling its upcoming conference related to global marketing. The Facebook event was scheduled to take place in San Francisco next month.

Facebook Cancels Conference Over Coronavirus Fears


Facebook Cancels Event

The Facebook global marketing conference was expecting nearly 4,000 attendees. "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 to The Verge.

Coronavirus has infected more than 49,000 people till date and claimed 1,383 lives so far. Right now, the virus does not seem to be spreading widely in other countries besides China. The Facebook Global Marketing Summit was scheduled from March 9 to 12 and was expecting nearly thousands of attendees from various countries.

Facebook's event cancellation is the latest to fall victim due to coronavirus. The Mobile World Congress was also canceled for the first time in over 30 years over similar concerns. In the days leading up to the cancellation, several tech companies including LG, NVIDIA, Vivo, Sony, Amazon, and more had backed out of the show over fears of endangering the attendees.

Moreover, the coronavirus is severely affecting Silicon Valley. Various production units in China have been shut down. Apple retail stores in the country have also been shut down due to the outbreak. Further manufacturing delays and production shortages are taking a toll on the global market.

Most Read Articles
Best Mobiles in India

Read More About: news facebook coronavirus

Best Phones

Get Instant News Updates
Notification Settings X
Time Settings
Clear Notification X
Do you want to clear all the notifications from your inbox?
Yes No
Settings X
We use cookies to ensure that we give you the best experience on our website. This includes cookies from third party social media websites and ad networks. Such third party cookies may track your use on Gizbot sites for better rendering. Our partners use cookies to ensure we show you advertising that is relevant to you. If you continue without changing your settings, we'll assume that you are happy to receive all cookies on Gizbot website. However, you can change your cookie settings at any time. Learn more