The outbreak of Coronavirus (COVID-19) has taken a toll of IATA’s flagship conference 14th World Cargo Symposium as the event has been postponed until the next notice. The conference was scheduled to be held from 10th March to 12th March in Istanbul, Turkey.

IATA’s official release said, “Since the first outbreak of COVID-19 in mainland China, we have been monitoring the situation in Istanbul closely, working daily with local and international authorities. We have been following the WHO’s guidelines

 “However, there has been an increase in the number of participant cancelations over the past few days for reasons including company travel bans and senior delegates needing to stay close to the base during the crisis, therefore, we feel that it would be best to postpone the event.”

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