Singapore, 13 February: In light of the wide-spreading COVID-19 (Coronavirus Disease 2019), the International Chamber Commerce (ICC) Academy has decided to postpone the 9th edition of its Supply Chain Finance Summit, which was scheduled to be held 4-5 March in Singapore.
The annual Summit will be rescheduled for later this year.
The outbreak of COVID-19 was first reported from Wuhan, China, on 31 December 2019. The disease has spread to 24 other countries outside of China, including Singapore, which has 50 confirmed cases as per the Ministry of Health (MOH) press release issued on 12 February.
Following several cases of the coronavirus—and without any links to previous cases or travel history to mainland China—Singapore raised its Disease Outbreak Response System Condition (DORSCON), a colour-coded framework that shows the current disease situation, from level Yellow to Orange on Friday, 7 February.
Mr Daniel Kok, Managing Director, ICC Academy said: “We have been closely monitoring the overall situation in Singapore. Given the continued health concern, the rapid state of developments and recent advisories from the Singapore Government, we have decided to defer the SCF Summit. It is in the best interest of the health of our community, which includes international speakers and delegates from more than 20 countries.”
There were more than 300 attendees at last year’s 8th Supply Chain Finance Summit in Singapore. The ICC Academy looks forward to building on that figure and ensuring professional development during the 2020 Summit.
The ICC Academy would like to take this opportunity to thank all our sponsors Afreximbank, Deutsche Bank and DLT Ledgers; our exhibitors Codix and CIM Banque; and our partner Enterprise Singapore for their continued support during this period.
We will be announcing the new dates for the event once we have received notification from the Singapore Government.
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