Organizers of Superbooth 2020, scheduled to be held April 23-25 in Berlin, have announced that there are currently no plans to cancel the event over concerns about the Coronavirus epidemic.
The Coronavirus epidemic has resulted in travel to some countries being restricted. The US has restricted travel to multiple countries, including China, Italy, Iran & South Korea.
In addition, several high-profile conferences scheduled for this spring have been cancelled, including Facebook F8, Google News Initiative Summit and the Game Developers Conference.
Superbooth organizers note that they are keeping careful watch on news and will adjust plans accordingly.
Here’s their official statement:
Statement about Corona
Due to the current situation in the world regarding the Coronavirus, we were asked to state our point of view about this topic.
With SUPERBOOTH20 starting in about 8 weeks from now, we prefer to rely on facts rather than speculations about the future. Please check Robert Koch Institute in Berlin for further information (German/English).
Without any carelessness about health or risks, we basically are very careful with the daily news spreading and panic producing sensational reports. We are observing the development, but can not say how the situation will change in the coming weeks. If we have the impression that we should act in any way, we will do so. By now we can only say, the situation in Berlin is safe and we do not want to be part of any speculations.
As long as there is no official ban by the authorities, we have decided to keep on working on the finalization of this year’s Superbooth.