Dubai – Masaader News
Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg announced his company is canceling its annual Global Marketing Summit because of continued spread of Coronavirus (COVID-19) and concern of the virus, according to Fox 7 News.
“There is a concern, especially when you have an event that attracts people that travel back and forth to china,” said tech expert Larry Magid. “It’s a big deal for Facebook. And not having it is a very big deal.”
Facebook media relations chief Anthony Harrison says, “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 the evolving public health risks related to coronavirus.”
The Global Marketing Summit would have pumped over $11M into San Francisco’s economy. 5,000 attendees had made plans at 10 different city hotels.
Facebook executives promise their Global Marketing Summit will return next year. This, as managing the virus becomes nearly as challenging as managing the fear it’s creating.