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Virus postpones Chinese trade fair

A restriction on large scale trade activities hits Interzum Guangzhou.

BY HBSDealer Staff

Organizers of CIFM / Interzum Guangzhou, Asia’s largest woodworking machinery, furniture production and interiors trade show, announced the show has been postponed due to the coronavirus.

The event was originally set for March 28-31 in Guangzhou. Koelnmesse (Beijing) Co. announced the postponement on Jan. 31.

The company’s web site states:

“In view of the current outbreak of pneumonia caused by a new coronavirus which originated in Hubei Province, China, the Department of Commerce of Guangdong Province, and the Guangzhou Municipal Commerce Bureau have issued notices to restrict mass activities, and suspend large-scale economic and trade activities province-wide, as well as halt all large-scale exhibition activities in the city of Guangzhou respectively during this period in order to safeguard the health and safety of all exhibition participants.
As a result, CIFM / interzum guangzhou, which was originally scheduled to be held in Guangzhou, China from March 28 to 31, will be postponed. For the specific dates and related arrangements, please check back for updates and further notice from the Organizer.”

At the latest count, more than 350 people have died from the virus, and some 17,000 are believed infected. The virus broke out in Wuhan, a city in central China.

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