Major aviation summit cancelled in Singapore amid Coronavirus outbreak

A significant summit in the aviation industry has been cancelled as the Coronavirus continues to impact major events worldwide.

The Singapore Airshow Aviation Leadership Summit is an annual event which takes place on the eve of Asia’s largest aerospace event, the Singapore Airshow, which is set to start tomorrow.

The summit hosts speakers and industry leaders from the aviation industry, including delegates from the UN International Civil Aviation Organisation (ICAO), the US Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) and the International Air Transport Association (IATA).

This cancellation comes as a number of companies have pulled out of the Singapore Airshow amid fears of infection from the Coronavirus.

The show’s event organisers, Experia Events, says they are taking the Coronavirus spread seriously and making hygiene a top priority at the show.

“Experia Events is already prepared with enhanced cleaning and refuse management to maintain high standards of hygiene and cleanliness, hand sanitisers for attendees, deployment of a team of doctors and medics to attend to visitors who are feeling unwell and mandatory temperature screenings at access points at Singapore Expo and CEC,” reads Experia Events’ website.

This news comes as major trade events in the region are set to take place, including the Asia Pacific Meetings and Incentives Event (AIME), in Melbourne.

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