Organisers of IT&CM China 2020 and CTW China 2020 have shifted the event to 3-5 August in response to the on-going crisis caused by the novel coronavirus. Originally, scheduled from 24-26 March in Shanghai, the trade show and conference attract around 3,000 event business professionals from various travel sectors.
Hosting the event in August is also subject to how recovery progresses from here on. Deferring mass gatherings, including exhibitions and conferences like IT&CM China and CTW China complies with advisories by health and government authorities such as WHO to prevent the spread of the virus.
“As the status of the outbreak is constantly evolving, the postponement of the event is deemed to be the most appropriate step at this point when travel risk to and within China is heightened, and health and safety are immediate concerns on the top of everyone’s minds,” IT&CM China said in a statement.