Gartner cancels annual IT Symposium/Expo over Coronavirus concerns

The event was scheduled to take place in Dubai, UAE from 2 - 4 March, 2020

Gartner has announced that it is cancelling its annual global IT Symposium/Xpo, which was scheduled to take place in Dubai, UAE from 2 -4 March, 2020, over the increasing concerns about the Coronavirus outbreak that has impacted the world. This follows the first-time-ever cancellation of MWC2020, the Mobile World Congress due to health concerns after Coronavirus outbreak.

The organisers have released a statement, which said, “Due to ongoing concerns about the outbreak of the coronavirus (COVID-19), Gartner has decided to cancel IT Symposium/Xpo. Ensuring the health and safety of our customers and employees is our highest priority. Therefore, out of an abundance of caution, we believe this is the right decision given the evolving public health risks.”

The statement also advised attendees to cancel or modify travel arrangements as appropriate, including contacting the hotel if you have a room reservation. The organisers have reached out to all registered attendees, exhibitors and partners with details about their individual situations.

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Gartner IT Symposium/Xpo is a technology conference that takes place in Dubai where industry leaders convene together to discover superior content, share insights and have networking opportunities that are focused on turning the latest in technology and business strategy into action. The event usually attracts 700 plus CIOs and IT leaders, over 25 solution providers and more than 30 Gartner experts.

Attendees registered for the conference can contact the organisers additional assistance at GlobalConferences@gartner.com.

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