The escalating health crisis that Cambodia is experiencing because of the Coronavirus outbreak has led to the postponement of several major business-related events supposed to be held this month in the Kingdom, including Digital Cambodia 2020.
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The same phenomenon is also leading to uncertainties about whether many other business-connected events scheduled for the next few days will be pushed through. Digital Cambodia 2020, the biggest event for the Kingdom’s burgeoning digital sector this year, was supposed to be held from March 20 to 22 at the Diamond Island Convention and Exhibition Centre in Phnom Penh. Close to 200 local and international companies involved in the digital sector and related fields were lined up for the event, which was expected to draw more than 30,000 Cambodians and foreign visitors.
The three-day gathering was also expected to feature a long line of distinguished speakers, including Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Finance Aun Pornmoniroth, Minister of Science Cham Prasidh, Minister of Posts Tram Iv Tek, Minister of Education Hang Chuon Naron, Minister of Commerce Pan Sorasak and Chhem Kieth Rethy, minister delegate attached to the Prime Minister.
With the theme “Digital Talent”, the event was intended to establish a talent pool that will help strengthen the Kingdom’s growing tech sector.
But then Coronavirus came and all plans for the event were put on hold.
“On behalf of the hosts and the co-organisers of Digital Cambodia 2020, we regret to inform you that our event is postponed,” the National Institute of Posts, Telecoms & ICT (NIPTICT) said in a statement. The NIPTICT is the main organiser of the event.
“We apologise for any inconvenience this may have caused and we will inform you later when a new date is fixed,” it added.
Likewise, the European Chamber of Commerce (EuroCham) postponed its Annual General Meeting scheduled for March 24 and other meetings because of the Coronavirus outbreak.
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