The upcoming Meet IAAPA event in Beijing on March 22 has been cancelled. The International Association of Amusement Parks and Attractions announced their decision based on caution amid the coronavirus outbreak and the travel restrictions that have been subsequently put in place by the Chinese authorities.
Meet IAAPA are popular attractions industry networking events hosted by the IAAPA, who have around 5,300 amusement-industry members in over a hundred countries around the world.
These events are held worldwide to bring attractions industry professionals together for valuable networking sessions and insightful presentations as well as to enjoy some exciting entertainment.
The IAAPA have been encouraging their members to sign-up to their exclusive and free Security Advisory Program which will provide regular updates and information about global security issues, including important alerts about the coronavirus outbreak. They said that the health and safety of their members, guests and employees is their top priority and they will be actively monitoring the latest developments concerning the outbreak, closely following the updates from news outlets around the world as well as recommendations from the World Health Organization (WHO).
The organisation is also monitoring other events in the Asia-Pacific region. At the time of writing, the IAAPA Expo Asia in Shanghai is still scheduled to take place in June. The IAAPA hope to be able make a decision regarding the status of the expo by the middle of March.