Coronavirus update: Europe’s tech festival TNW 2020 postponed to October 1 & 2

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TNW Conference, a yearly tech event that takes place in Amsterdam, The Netherlands and reportedly attracts up to 20,000 international attendees has been postponed to the second half for this year. Organised by Dutch digital media company TNW, the 2020 edition of the flagship tech festival has been rescheduled to October 1 & 2, 2020 due to growing concerns over the coronavirus (COVID-19). Originally the event was supposed to take place on June 18 & 19, 2020, in Amsterdam.

As per the company press release, the decision was made after consulting with the local government, partners, and staff, to whom TNW would like to express gratitude for their understanding, patience, and continued support.

“Although the decision to reschedule our event wasn’t taken lightly, and the current concerns around the virus might, in hindsight, appear overdone, we were partly inspired by the words of M. Leavitt, DHHS: ‘Everything we do before a pandemic will seem alarmist. Everything we do after will seem inadequate‘.

I hope the world will be able to take adequate action, and that the spread of the virus will soon be contained. Moving forward we’ll focus all of our efforts on making our event in October even better,” added Boris Veldhuijzen van Zanten, TNW founder & CEO

Ticket holders can refer to the FAQ section on the TNW Conference website for more information.

Main image picture credits: TNW

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