Facebook scraps yearly San Francisco conference because of coronavirus concerns:
Facebook is scrapping a yearly marketing conference held in San Francisco due to coronavirus concerns. The conference was expected to go down from March 9-12 at the city’s Moscone Center in the SOMA District, a well-known venue and it normally attracts around five thousand guests who would reside at several hotels.
Facebook spokesman, Anthony Harrison had this to say, “Out of an abundance of caution, we canceled our Global Marketing Summit due to evolving public health risks related to coronavirus.”
President and CEO of San Francisco Travel, Joe D’Alessandro, also said, “Facebook has assured us that it is not related to San Francisco specifically and we look forward to welcoming them back in 2021, 2022 and beyond.”
If coronavirus keeps getting worse, it might go on to affect Facebook’s biggest event of the year, its yearly F8 developer conference, which should happen in May.