Companies are monitoring the supply chain while various trade shows are being postponed or canceled.
Anthony Locicero, Associate Editor03.11.20
The novel coronavirus (COVID-19) is disrupting the supply chain and causing a widespread postponement or cancelation of trade shows.
Global business events accounted for $2.5 trillion in sales during 2017, according to the Events Industry Council and Oxford Economics' November 2018 "Global Economic Significance of Business Events" report.
COVID-19 has caused the cancellation or postponement of trade shows and conferences across the globe, including LOPEC 2020, SEMICON Southeast Asia, drupa and Smart Packaging Summit USA.
“In close cooperation with our LOPEC partner OE-A and our exhibitors, it is unfortunately not possible for us to successfully hold the event this year for participants of the Exhibition and Conference," said Falk Senger, managing director of Messe München and the executive who oversees LOPEC. "Canceling LOPEC 2020 was a painful decision. By making it, we have assumed our responsibility for the health of our exhibitors, confer
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