Cisco cancels Melbourne event over coronavirus concerns


By Jonathan Nally
Friday, 14 February, 2020

Cisco cancels Melbourne event over coronavirus concerns

Cisco has cancelled its Cisco Live Melbourne event, which had been scheduled for 3–6 March, due to “ongoing concerns about the current outbreak,” calling it a “difficult decision” to make.

In a statement released on 13 February, the company said, “This was a very difficult decision and not one that we took lightly. Cisco Live Melbourne is an incredibly important event for us as it provides a valuable opportunity for our executives to spend time with you and share details about our strategy, technologies and innovation, as well as the impact we are having on the communities we operate in.

“However, our number one priority is ensuring the safety of all attendees and we strongly believe this is the right decision given the current circumstances,” the company added.

“We sincerely appreciate your understanding and look forward to additional opportunities to engage with you throughout the year.”

The coronavirus, now officially named COVID-19, has been causing havoc throughout many industries across the globe. This week the GSMA, organiser of the Mobile World Congress, cancelled the event in the wake of a number of high-profile companies withdrawing their participation as well as ongoing travel difficulties for some delegates.

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